ERIC Number: ED041213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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The Relationship of the Adult Basic Education Student's Authoritatian Attitude and His Learning Potential.
Using the Rokeach's Dogmatism Scale (DS) the researcher attempted to show that the farther an individual proceeds in his education, the less authoritarian he becomes. The population comprised 96 functional illiterates, aged 20 to 60 years; and 36 graduate students, aged 20 to 60 years. The instrument, which was validated by 7 out of 10 previous studies, required checking items of a questionnaire on a six-point continuum. The hypothesis was supported. Rokeach's finding, through use of the DS instrument, is monumental; his confirmed hypothesis that high and low authoritarian subjects differ consistently and in a statistically significant manner on his 40 item DS instrument illustrates that a tool has been found to demonstrate what so many have surmised and written about descriptively. The relationship between an adult education student's authoritarianism and his learning potential must be understood in order to develop adequate remedial curriculum material, instructional methods, evaluation procedures, and programs. (NL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Age Groups, Authoritarianism, Beliefs, Dogmatism, Females, Graduate Students, Illiteracy, Males, Psychological Characteristics, Questionnaires, Research, Research Reviews (Publications), Standardized Tests, Teacher Characteristics
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Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Coll. of Education.