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Table SA20. Standard errors for the percentage of adults who reported having each view about participation in formal work-related courses, by selected adult characteristics: 2002–03
Characteristic Have an interest in taking any or additional work-related training Supervisor supports me to get more training My job requires additional training More training would help me get ahead in my job or career There would be financial benefit to getting additional training
Total 0.54 0.90 0.69 0.56 0.57
           
Took any formal work-related courses          
Yes 0.95 0.94 0.95 0.94 1.08
No 0.66 1.32 1.06 0.63 0.73
           
Sex          
Male 0.90 1.27 1.09 0.83 0.93
Female 0.80 1.03 0.96 0.88 0.85
           
Race/ethnicity          
White 0.62 0.98 0.77 0.73 0.73
Black or African American 1.66 2.01 2.05 1.76 1.75
All other races 1.99 2.31 2.31 1.28 1.36
Hispanic or Latino 2.85 3.85 3.05 2.67 2.72
           
Age as of 2002          
16–24 years 2.15 2.30 2.38 1.86 1.82
25–34 years 1.53 1.72 1.63 1.40 1.53
35–44 years 1.37 1.35 1.43 1.32 1.28
45–54 years 1.71 1.69 1.43 1.10 1.27
55–64 years 1.24 2.11 1.30 1.40 1.36
65 years or older 0.76 3.08 2.46 1.12 1.12
           
Highest level of educational attainment          
High school diploma or less 0.93 1.77 1.45 0.91 0.92
Some college but no degree 1.23 1.49 1.37 1.24 1.26
Vocational/associate’s degree 1.78 2.09 2.44 1.82 2.24
Bachelor’s degree 1.21 1.29 1.48 1.33 1.55
Graduate or professional degree 1.39 1.47 1.75 1.48 1.28
           
Employment status in past week          
Full-time 0.84 1.06 0.89 0.70 0.80
Part-time 1.42 2.20 1.52 2.00 1.55
Not employed 0.93 0.92 1.08
           
Months employed in past 12 months          
12 months 0.82 1.01 0.76 0.76 0.79
1–11 months 1.56 1.65 1.38 1.36 1.50
           
Occupation          
Professional and managerial 1.14 0.86 1.14 1.15 1.30
Sales, service, and clerical 1.22 1.20 1.00 1.19 1.02
Trades and labor 1.75 2.29 1.96 1.77 1.83
Not applicable.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education for Work-Related Reasons Survey of the 2003 National Household Education Surveys Program.
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