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ERIC Number: ED440273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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A Benchmark Review of Postsecondary Technical Students in Pennsylvania.
Farmer, Edgar I.; O'Lawrence, Henry
A study was undertaken to determine differences among personal, situational, and outcome characteristics of students in Pennsylvania community colleges and two-year proprietary institutions and the nature of and differences in gender in both types of institutions. Phase 2 of three involved surveying a sample of students currently enrolled in postsecondary programs. A 35-item questionnaire was designed and mailed to 3,100 students--1,500 in community colleges and 1,600 in proprietary institutions. Data were collected on 1,047 respondents. The Loglinear and two-way ANOVA (analysis of variance) were used to analyze the data. Findings indicated that, in terms of ethnicity, postsecondary technical programs in community colleges and two-year institutions were overwhelmingly enrolled with white students (over 90 percent). Significant difference existed between age of female versus age of male respondents in community colleges; no difference was found between gender and ages of technical education respondents in the two-year proprietary institutions. Most respondents in both institutions were single; the percentage of divorced female respondents was double that of their male counterparts in both institutions. Female respondents in both institutions had higher grade point averages and worked fewer hours than male respondents. (Contains 30 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania