ERIC Number: ED037604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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Organizational Accommodation Types and the Continuing Learning Activity of Adult Educators.
Copeland, Harlan Gene
This 1967-68 study tested the effects of an individual variable (indifferent, upward mobile, or ambivalent individuals in work organizations) and an organization variable (presence or absence of an organizational training specialist) in differing educational participation among Cooperative Extension Service (CES) professionals. "Leisure time" and "job time" educational participation were the dependent variables. Ten states with CES training specialists, and ten without, were sampled. Questionnaire data were sought from 35 individuals in each state, with an overall return rate of 95.5%. Major findings included the following: (1) differences in leisure time education were associated more with individual differences than differences among work organizations; (2) differences in "job time" education correlated with the organization variable and personality type (indifferent, upward mobile, or ambivalent); (3) out of 36 potential relationships between personality types and leisure time education, only nine were significant; (4) the two types of educational participation share a common variance linked to the organization variable. (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Analysis of Variance, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Extension Agents, Females, Individual Differences, Leisure Time, Males, Organizational Climate, Participation, Personality, Professional Continuing Education, Research, Specialists, Trainers, Working Hours
Dept. of Photoduplication, University of Chicago, Library, Swift Hall, Chicago, Illinois 60637
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.