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Literacy and Life Skills for Pasifika Adults - Further Investigation: Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey

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This report — which complements Literacy and Life Skills for Pasifika Adults — investigates the extent to which the distribution of English literacy among Pasifika adults is associated with changes in the distribution of their educational attainment and familiarity with English.

Author(s): Elliot Lawes, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: August 2009

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Appendix


Appendix Table 1: Standardised regression coefficients for prose literacy model using the ALL data
VariableStage 1
est*
Stage 1
se

Stage 2
est*

Stage 2
se
Stage 3
est*
Stage 3
se
Time in formal education
(years)
****0.3650.040
Income
(log income in 000s)
**0.1820.0410.1230.039
Age

0.0430.052-0.0140.063-0.0090.058
Age squared
(centred at 33.6 years)
-0.2180.040-0.1470.046-0.1160.046
First language
(0=English, 1=other)
-0.1070.041-0.0980.048-0.1030.042
English infrequent in home
(0=no, 1=yes)
-0.2750.044-0.2450.043-0.2110.039
Employment
(0=not employed, 1=employed)
0.1240.0430.0750.0470.0230.044
Place of birth
(0=New Zealand, 1=elsewhere)
-0.1630.047-0.1610.045-0.1460.041
Gender
(0 = female, 1 = male)
-0.1220.037-0.1530.042-0.1310.038
Student status
(0=not student, 1=student)
0.1350.0450.1430.0490.0820.043
Notes:
  1. Figures in bold represent estimates significant at the 5% level.
  2. Stage 1 of the model excluded time spent in formal education and income, stage 2 included income but excluded time spent in formal education, and stage 3 included both time spent in formal education and income.


The stage 1 model accounted for approximately 31 percent of the variance in document literacy scores, the stage 2 model approximately 32 percent and the stage 3 model approximately 44 percent.


Appendix Table 2: Standardised regression coefficients for document literacy model using the ALL data
VariableStage 1
est*
Stage 1
se
Stage 2
est*
Stage 2
se
Stage 3
est*
Stage 3
se
Time in formal education
(years)
****0.3660.040
Income
(log income in 000s)
**0.1950.0420.1360.040
Age

-0.0210.056-0.0880.066-0.0830.061
Age squared
(centred at 33.6 years)
-0.2230.042-0.1450.046-0.1140.046
First language
(0=English, 1=other)
-0.0950.043-0.0770.050-0.0820.043
English infrequent in home
(0=no, 1=yes)
-0.2520.044-0.2190.043-0.1850.038
Employment
(0=not employed, 1=employed)
0.1310.0430.0770.0500.0250.044
Place of birth
(0=New Zealand, 1=elsewhere)
-0.1450.047-0.1470.046-0.1330.043
Gender
(0=female, 1=male)
-0.0830.036-0.1100.041-0.0890.035
Student status
(0=not student, 1=student)
0.1440.0470.1500.0470.0890.043
Notes:
  1. Figures in bold represent estimates significant at the 5% level.
  2. Stage 1 of the model excluded time spent in formal education and income, stage 2 included income but excluded time spent in formal education, and stage 3 included both time spent in formal education and income.


The stage 1 model accounted for approximately 30 percent of the variance in document literacy scores, the stage 2 model approximately 32 percent and the stage 3 model approximately 44 percent.


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