ERIC Number: ED217123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Relationship between Learning Climate and Academic Achievement in Adult Extra-Mural Classes in Nigeria.
Fasokun, Thomas O.
A study examined the relationship between different types of learning climates and the levels of academic achievement in extra-mural classes in Nigeria. Investigated during the course of the study were the following six types of learning climates: open, autonomous, controlled, familiar, paternal, and closed. To determine what, if any, relationship exists between learning environment and academic achievement, researchers administered two research instruments to a random sample of 800 adults who were attending extra-mural classes in various locations in Nigeria. After subjecting the data to a variety of statistical analyses, researchers arrived at the following conclusions: (1) learning climates vary from one subject to another; (2) standards of academic achievement attained by adult learners also vary according to subject; and (3) there is no significant relationship between learning climate and adult academic achievement in extra-mural classes. Recommendations called for continued research to determine those factors that may affect the degree of academic achievement attained by adult learners. (Author/MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adults, Comparative Analysis, Definitions, Discovery Learning, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Extension Education, Individualized Instruction, National Surveys, Nontraditional Education, Open Education, Self Contained Classrooms, Student School Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A