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ERIC Number: ED020372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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LEARNING ORIENTATION PRIORITIES OF COOPERATIVE EXTENSION CLIENTELE IN SELECTED PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES.
STAUFFER, ROBERT HARRY
TO TEST THE HOULE THEORY THAT ADULTS HAVE THREE ORIENTATIONS TOWARD LEARNING--THE GOAL, THE ACTIVITY, AND THE KNOWLEDGE ORIENTATIONS, A REVISED SHEFFIELD LEARNING-ORIENTATION SCALE WAS ADMINISTERED TO 704 ADULTS TO DETERMINE LEARNING ORIENTATION PRIORITIES OF MEN AND WOMEN WHO ATTENDED 32 AGRICULTURAL AND HOME ECONOMICS MEETINGS OF COOPERATIVE EXTENSION IN 16 PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES. DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS INCLUDED WERE AGE, SEX, YEARS OF FORMAL EDUCATION, OCCUPATION, AND DEGREE OF PARTICIPATION. STATISTICAL TREATMENT INCLUDED FACTOR ANALYSIS, CORRELATION, AND ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE. THREE PRIMARY LEARNING ORIENTATIONS FOUND AMONG COOPERATIVE EXTENSION CLIENTELE WERE KNOWLEDGE, AFFILIATION, AND OCCUPATION. INDIVIDUALS WITH A KNOWLEDGE ORIENTATION SOUGHT INTELLECTUAL SATISFACTION THROUGH LEARNING WHILE AFFILIATION-ORIENTED INDIVIDUALS SOUGHT PERSONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND FRIENDSHIPS. ALLEVIATION, CIVIC ALTRUISM, AND INSIGHT WERE SECONDARY LEARNING ORIENTATIONS. THE OCCUPATION ORIENTATION HAD HIGHER PRIORITY AMONG MEN THAN WOMEN. THE OLDER CLIENTELE ATTENDED MEETINGS FOR AFFILIATION REASONS AND ALLEVIATION OF BOREDOM AND FRUSTRATION. HOMEMAKERS DESIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ASSOCIATION WITH OTHERS. FARMERS WERE INTERESTED IN OCCUPATIONAL IMPROVEMENT. MANAGER-PROFESSIONALS, SALES AND SERVICE PERSONNEL, AND YOUNG ADULTS CONSIDERED KNOWLEDGE AND OCCUPATIONAL IMPROVEMENT TO BE THE IMPORTANT REASONS FOR ATTENDING EXTENSION MEETINGS. THE KNOWLEDGE AND AFFILIATION ORIENTATIONS FOUND WERE RELATED TO HOULE'S KNOWLEDGE AND ACTIVITY CATEGORIES, AND THE ALLEVIATION AND CIVIC ALTRUISM ORIENTATIONS TO SHEFFIELD'S NEED FOR ACTIVITY AND PERSONAL AND SOCIETAL GOALS ORIENTATIONS. NEITHER DESCRIBED THE INSIGHT ORIENTATION. THIS D.ED. THESIS, SUBMITTED TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, IS AVAILABLE AS 67-5974 FOR $3.00 ON MICROFILM AND FOR $4.40 AS XEROXED COPY FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., 300 NORTH ZEEB ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48106. (WB)
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Identifiers: PENNSYLVANIA