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ERIC Number: ED020481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 1
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A STUDY OF THE PERSONALITY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A GROUP OF WOMEN WHO HAD PARTICIPATED IN SEWING CLASSES IN AN ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM AND A GROUP OF THEIR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS WHO HAD NOT PARTICIPATED IN ANY ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES.
SITTS, MARVIN RALPH
IN THIS STUDY OF PERSONALITY DIFFERENCES, THE SIXTEEN PERSONALITY FACTOR QUESTIONNAIRE AND AN ADULT EDUCATION INTERVIEW SHEET WERE ADMINISTERED TO A GROUP OF WOMEN WHO HAD PARTICIPATED IN SEWING CLASSES OFFERED BY THE MOTT ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM OF THE FLINT, MICHIGAN, BOARD OF EDUCATION, AND TO A GROUP OF THEIR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS WHO HAD NOT PARTICIPATED IN ANY ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITY. QUESTIONNAIRE SCORES SHOWED THAT THE PARTICIPANTS WERE BRIGHTER AND MORE AGGRESSIVE, AND TENDED TO BE MORE PERSISTENT, LESS POLISHED, MORE CONFIDENT, AND MARKED BY A LESS CLEAR PICTURE OF SOCIALLY APPROVED BEHAVIOR, THAN THE NONPARTICIPANTS, MOREOVER, PARTICIPANTS IN ADULT EDUCATION GENERALLY HAD ENROLLED IN MORE SPECIAL SCHOOLS, HAD A HIGHER INCOME, BELONGED TO MORE SERVICE AND NEIGHBORHOOD CLUBS, ATTENDED MORE ACTIVITIES IN SCHOOL BUILDINGS, HAD VOTED MORE OFTEN IN RECENT ELECTIONS, HAD KNOWN ABOUT THE ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM LONGER, AND TENDED TO BE OLDER. (SUGGESTIONS WERE OFFERED AS TO AREAS FOR PROGRAM MODIFICATION.) THIS MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY PH.D. THESIS IS AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN. L.C. CARD NO. MIC 60-3426. MICROFILM $2.50. XEROX $8.00. 175 PAGES. (AUTHOR/LY)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
Identifiers: SIXTEEN PERSONALITY FACTOR QUESTIONNAIRE