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Table SA24. Standard errors for table A24: Percentage of adults who reported having an interest in taking any or additional work-related courses, percentage who actually looked for information about such courses, and percentage who had various views about taking work-related courses, by participation status in formal work-related courses and selected characteristics: 2002–03
    Views about taking work-related courses
Characteristic Have an interest in taking any or additional work-
related courses
Look for information about such courses Do not have enough training to do my job well Super-
visor supports me to get more training
My job requires additional training There would be financial benefit to getting additional training More training would help me get ahead in my job or career
Total 0.54 0.94 0.45 0.90 0.69 0.57 0.56
Took any formal work-related course              
Yes 0.95 1.19 0.66 0.94 0.95 1.08 0.94
No 0.66 1.56 0.77 1.32 1.06 0.73 0.63
Sex              
Male 0.90 1.37 0.66 1.27 1.09 0.93 0.83
Female 0.80 1.26 0.72 1.03 0.96 0.85 0.88
Race/ethnicity              
White 0.62 1.08 0.46 0.98 0.77 0.73 0.73
Black 1.66 2.77 1.45 2.01 2.05 1.75 1.76
Hispanic 1.99 2.82 1.72 2.31 2.31 1.36 1.28
Other 2.85 3.88 2.34 3.85 3.05 2.72 2.67
Age as of 2002              
16–24 years 2.15 3.03 1.73 2.30 2.38 1.82 1.86
25–34 years 1.53 1.80 0.88 1.72 1.63 1.53 1.40
35–44 years 1.37 1.90 1.07 1.35 1.43 1.28 1.32
45–54 years 1.71 1.92 0.92 1.69 1.43 1.27 1.10
55–64 years 1.24 2.74 1.10 2.11 1.30 1.36 1.40
65 years or older 0.76 3.97 1.78 3.08 2.46 1.12 1.12
Highest level of education attainment              
High school diploma or less 0.93 1.99 0.81 1.77 1.45 0.92 0.91
Some college but no degree 1.23 2.17 1.06 1.49 1.37 1.26 1.24
Vocational/associate's degree 1.78 2.37 1.26 2.09 2.44 2.24 1.82
Bachelor's degree 1.21 1.62 0.91 1.29 1.48 1.55 1.33
Graduate or professional degree 1.39 1.91 0.85 1.47 1.75 1.28 1.48
Employment status in the past 12 months              
Full-time 0.84 1.21 0.50 1.06 0.89 0.80 0.70
Part-time 1.42 3.03 1.01 2.20 1.52 1.55 2.00
Not employed 0.93 2.75 1.08 0.92
Months employed in the past 12 months              
12 months 0.82 1.27 0.52 1.01 0.76 0.79 0.76
1–11 months 1.56 1.78 0.85 1.65 1.38 1.50 1.36
Not in the labor force 0.93 2.75 1.08 0.92
Occupation              
Professional/managerial 1.14 1.30 0.58 0.86 1.14 1.30 1.15
Sales/service/clerical 1.22 1.91 0.71 1.20 1.00 1.02 1.19
Trade and labor 1.75 2.50 1.13 2.29 1.96 1.83 1.77
Size of employer              
Fewer than 25 employees 1.27 2.01 0.85 1.89 1.48 1.33 1.38
25–99 employees 2.19 3.28 1.41 2.35 2.15 1.97 2.01
100–499 employees 2.23 2.77 1.08 2.44 2.37 1.85 1.75
500 or more employees 1.04 1.44 0.69 1.03 1.02 1.24 1.05
Continuing education required for occupation              
Yes 1.04 1.39 0.65 1.30 1.46 1.14 1.03
No 0.65 1.23 0.59 1.08 0.82 0.68 0.68
† 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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