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Quantitative Results

Sample Characteristics By Gender

        Several demographic characteristics were examined by gender of participant. These data are presented in Table Two. More females than males report receiving KTAP (c2 (1) = 12.04, p<.001). Specifically, of all of the KTAP recipients in the sample, 25% are male, whereas 75% are female; in contrast, of the participants who do not receive KTAP, 67.3% are male, whereas only 32.7% are female.  Of the respondents who own their own home, significantly more participants are male (70.3%) than are female (29.7%), c2 (1) = 6.01, p<.01.  Female participants reported having more school-aged children living at home than did males (MFemale = 1.87, MMale = 1.02, t (77) = -2.56, p<.01). Females were m ore likely than were males to report being unemployed, whereas males were more likely than females to report being employed full-time, c2 (2) = 13.88, p<.001. 

Table Two: Sample Characteristics By Gender

Variable

Categories

Male

Female

KTAP Participation***

Does not receive KTAP

37 (67.3%)

18 (32.7%)

Receives KTAP

6 (25%)

18 (75%)

 

Home Ownership**

Does not own home

17 (42.5%)

23 (57.5%)

Does own home

26 (70.3%)

11 (29.7%)

 

Previous Experience with Adult Education

Has not had friend or relative in adult education

16 (59.3%)

11 (40.7%)

Has had a friend or relative in adult education

 

24 (49.0%)

25 (51.0%)

Library Usage

Never used a library

18 (69.2%)

8 (30.8%)

Has used a library

23 (47.9%)

25 (52.1%)

 

Number of children**

Mean number of children

1.02

1.87

 

Current Employment***

Part-time/self-employed/placement

4 (36.4%)

7 (63.6%)

Unemployed

9 (32.1%)

19 (67.9%)

Employed Full-time

30 (75%)

10 (25%)

 

Motivation for Adult Education*

For money or job-related reasons

22 (61.1%)

14 (38.9%)

For the sake of learning

15 (75%)

5 (20%)

For family-related reasons

4 (9.3%)

11 (73.3%)

No motivation

2 (40%)

3 (60%)

 

         p<.05  ** p<.01  *** p<.001  

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