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ERIC Number: ED263229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Empirical Study of Long Term Effects of Education.
Harnqvist, Kjell
A large-scale study of Swedish men and women, each of whose intelligence level at age 13 was above the 25th percentile and whose father's education was only at the elementary level, was conducted in order to determine what educational level the participants had achieved and to study long-term effects of schooling. Subjects were sent questionnaires which were followed up by personal interviews with a subsection of the group. Questions included information about education, occupation and working conditions, spare time activities, social contacts, and confidence in own ability and competence. Most of the questions were geared to determine the effects of education on the areas mentioned above. Educational level was found to correlate with school satisfaction both positively and negatively (some of those at lower levels demanded more education for the younger generation than they obtained themselves). On the subject of work, respondents with higher educational levels were found to consider their jobs as learning experiences and felt they had more influence on their working conditions; at the lower levels, subjects' work was less demanding. Involvement in cultural activities correlated positively with educational level, and entertainment activities such as watching television or sport events were correlated negatively. Social contacts were greater with family at lower levels and greater with other workers at higher education levels. The relation between educational level and confidence in ability varied depending on the character of the task in question (practical, civic, or linguistic). The verbal interviews found that linguistic ability varied both by sex and education level. Included with this paper are tables providing information in graph form about the various questions. (CG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden