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Table A25. Percentage of participants in informal work-related learning activities who reported various results of participation, by type of learning activity and selected characteristics: 2002–03
Type of learning activity and
selected adult characteristics
Results of participation in informal activities
Improved
existing
skills
Learned
new skills
Increased
employability
in the labor
market
Improved
ability to
advance
in career
Obtained
new job or
changed
career
Made
more
money
  Total90.560.365.265.612.728.2
Type of learning activity
Received on-the-job demonstrations by
supervisor or coworker1
92.765.270.669.314.731.4
Received other on-the-job supervised
training or mentoring1
93.969.576.075.116.333.5
Self-paced study using books,
manuals, audios or videos
92.966.470.271.114.931.9
Self-paced study using computer-based
software tutorials, including CD-ROM or
from the Internet
93.667.170.572.113.429.4
Attendance at brown-bag or informal
presentations
94.263.969.171.711.427.8
Attendance at conferences, trade
shows, or conventions related to work
92.961.167.470.712.229.6
Sex
Male89.957.266.869.513.032.5
Female91.163.463.561.612.323.7
Race/ethnicity2
White91.257.663.463.211.926.9
Black88.466.170.571.216.033.2
Hispanic89.571.870.073.613.533.5
Other87.159.868.171.014.224.8
Age as of 2002
16–24 years90.876.376.475.919.538.9
25–34 years90.765.268.069.915.228.5
35–44 years90.255.967.367.911.328.5
45–54 years92.156.364.463.49.723.9
55–64 years91.651.853.052.99.123.5
65 years or older80.749.337.741.69.422.5
Highest level of education attainment
High school diploma or less88.861.966.966.615.736.3
Some college but no degree88.960.669.568.314.731.3
Vocational/associateís degree90.159.668.466.112.826.3
Bachelorís degree92.258.062.465.39.621.3
Graduate or professional degree94.759.556.559.76.715.6
Employment status in the past 12 months
Full-time92.560.168.068.512.430.6
Part-time91.463.464.861.715.727.2
Not employed80.159.548.355.712.015.4
Months employed in the past 12 months
12 months92.259.266.766.910.930.6
1–11 months89.563.767.165.818.125.8
Not in the labor force80.159.548.355.712.015.4
Occupation1
Professional/managerial93.959.162.363.99.020.9
Sales/service/clerical91.362.068.868.113.831.5
Trade and labor87.859.070.168.116.939.5
Size of employer1
Fewer than 25 employees92.560.167.069.814.135.5
25–99 employees89.859.367.164.611.729.4
100–499 employees89.558.067.963.012.828.6
500 or more employees92.061.566.266.712.326.8
Continuing education required for occupation
Yes92.365.867.667.512.026.7
No89.557.463.964.713.029.0
1 Includes only adults who worked in the past 12 months.
2 Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, and Other includes Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/ Alaska Native, those with more than one race, and those of other (unspecified) race. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified.
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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