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ERIC Number: EJ1218325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0741-7136
Competence Differences in Literacy, Numeracy, and Problem Solving According to Sex
Yalcin, Seher
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v69 n2 p101-119 May 2019
This study aimed to determine individual- and country-level latent classes in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving competencies of individuals participating in the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies 2015. Specifically, it sought to distinguish these classes in relation to individuals' sex and to identify the state of prediction of the determined latent classes by each person's level of education. The study population consisted of 116,301 adults aged 16 to 65 years in 20 countries. Multilevel latent class analysis was conducted to consider the nested data structure and determine the number of latent classes. According to the results of the multilevel latent class analysis, Turkey and Chile were in the low achievement group in all skills, while Japan was in the most successful group. Moreover, the results revealed that sex and education level had a considerable influence on certain competence levels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Europe; South America; Asia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)
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