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Table SA22. Standard errors for table A22: Percentage of participants in informal work-related learning activities who reported various types of learning activities, by selected characteristics: 2002–03
Characteristic Type of informal learning activity
On-the-job demonstrations by supervisor or coworker Other on-the-job supervised training or mentoring Self-paced study using books, manuals, audios or videos Self-paced study using computer-based software tutorials, CD-ROM, or the Internet Attendance at brown-bag or informal presentations Attendance at conferences, trade shows, or conventions related to work
Total 0.68 0.80 0.84 0.76 0.68 0.89
Sex            
Male 0.90 1.14 1.22 1.11 1.04 1.17
Female 0.88 1.20 1.11 1.01 0.87 1.15
Race/ethnicity            
White 0.81 0.90 0.97 0.85 0.87 1.03
Black 1.99 2.54 2.48 2.38 2.13 2.62
Hispanic 2.44 2.72 2.49 2.10 2.22 2.56
Other 3.56 3.86 3.15 3.23 3.04 3.20
Age as of 2002            
16–24 years 1.98 2.25 2.27 2.39 2.42 2.33
25–34 years 1.42 1.83 1.86 1.84 1.64 1.83
35–44 years 1.52 1.67 1.76 1.59 1.59 1.50
45–54 years 1.54 1.58 1.62 1.67 1.59 1.80
55–64 years 1.70 2.05 1.92 1.76 1.50 1.85
65 years or older 3.29 3.11 2.96 2.82 2.06 3.15
Highest level of education attainment            
High school diploma or less 1.17 1.67 1.62 1.43 1.18 1.57
Some college but no degree 1.54 1.61 1.80 1.69 1.69 1.79
Vocational/associateís degree 2.15 2.51 2.17 2.42 2.07 2.44
Bachelorís degree 1.50 1.55 1.68 1.30 1.42 1.36
Graduate or professional degree 1.65 1.81 1.77 1.64 1.77 1.76
Employment status in the past 12 months            
Full-time 0.85 0.91 1.04 0.99 0.84 1.08
Part-time 2.16 2.14 2.22 1.79 1.59 1.52
Not employed 2.19 2.87 2.24 2.41
Months employed in the past 12 months            
12 months 0.84 1.02 0.99 0.98 0.86 1.08
1–11 months 1.45 1.32 1.52 1.30 1.42 1.62
Not in the labor force 2.19 2.87 2.24 2.41
Occupation            
Professional/managerial 1.18 1.29 1.31 1.33 1.05 1.25
Sales/service/clerical 1.08 1.25 1.40 1.21 1.03 1.20
Trade and labor 1.67 2.13 2.22 1.60 1.45 2.21
Size of employer            
Fewer than 25 employees 1.58 1.53 1.87 1.44 1.57 1.75
25–99 employees 2.36 2.38 2.71 2.41 1.94 2.39
100–499 employees 1.88 2.56 2.24 1.63 1.92 1.90
500 or more employees 0.98 1.07 1.18 1.08 1.10 1.30
Continuing education required for occupation            
Yes 1.07 1.33 1.23 1.33 1.14 1.50
No 0.92 1.00 1.12 0.87 0.91 0.98
† 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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