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ERIC Number: EJ1064757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-2169-0480
Ged® Completers' Perceptions of College Readiness and Social Capital: Linking Adult Literacy to a Greater Quality of Life
Lott, Donalyn; O'Dell, Jade
Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, v3 n1 p21-34 Spr 2014
This study examined the efficacy of general education development (GED®) acquisition and GED® completers' perceptions of college readiness and social capital using a quantitative methodology. Also, the study used a descriptive, cross-sectional research design framed by the social capital theoretical perspective. The conceptual framework developed for the study emphasized the relationship between five central issues: adult literacy, general education development completion, college readiness, postsecondary education, and social capital. The findings indicated that there is not a significant relationship between literacy level and perceptions of college readiness and social capital. The findings support the conclusion that for GED® completers, particularly those who may not be experiencing success in college, becoming college ready and attempting to produce social capital requires more than self-concepts and feelings of being valued in society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools; Adult Education; Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana