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ERIC Number: ED019579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Aug
Pages: 1
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RESIDUAL GAIN IN LEARNING AS A CORRELATE OF DEGREE AND DIRECTION OF EFFORT IN FORMAL ADULT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.
DANNENMAIER, WILLIAN DEAL
A STUDY WAS MADE OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TWO TYPES OF STUDY BEHAVIOR AND THREE KINDS OF LEARNING--KNOWLEDGE, COMPREHENSION, AND APPLICATION. TWO STUDY BEHAVIOR SCALES WERE DEVELOPED BY HOMOGENEITY ANALYSIS, BEHAVIOR ONE REFLECTING DEMONSTRATED ACCEPTANCE OF THE ESTABLISHED COURSE CONTENT AND GOALS AND BEHAVIOR TWO REFLECTING THE TENDENCY OF STUDENTS TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN GOALS AND CONTENT. THE SCALES OF LEARNING WERE DEVELOPED RATIONALLY AND REPRESENTED THE CONTENT OF THE CLASS TEXTBOOK. PART TIME ADULT STUDENTS IN EACH OF TWO FIRST SEMESTER PSYCHOLOGY CLASSES AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY WERE TESTED, EACH CLASS BEING TREATED AS A SEPARATE STUDY. CORRELATIONAL AND ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE TECHNIQUES WERE APPLIED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INSTRUMENTS, THE CONTROL OF EXTRANEOUS VARIABLES, AND THE ANALYSIS OF THE DATA. STUDY BEHAVIOR ONE WAS AN EFFECTIVE PREDICTOR OF GAIN IN KNOWLEDGE AND THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF A POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP TO GAIN IN COMPREHENSION AND APPLICATION. STUDY BEHAVIOR TWO DID NOT APPEAR RELATED TO GAIN IN KNOWLEDGE OR IN COMPREHENSION, BUT THERE WAS EVIDENCE SUGGESTING A RELATIONSHIP TO GAIN IN APPLICATION. (TABLES AND GRAPHS EXHIBIT THE DATA.) THIS DOCTORAL THESIS IS AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICH. ORDER NO. 64-8262. MICROFILM $2.75. XEROGRAPHY $5.40. 109 PAGES. (AUTHOR/EB)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO. Graduate Inst. of Education.
Identifiers: Washington University MO