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ERIC Number: ED048546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Pages: 180
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The Recipients of the Doctorate in Adult Education--Their Morale and Their Perception of Themselves as Opinion Leaders.
Hoyt, Harold P.
This study noted areas of concern in adult education; assessed the level of morale of adult educators who hold the doctorate degree; and discerned whether adult educators perceive themselves to be opinion leaders. The data were collected from a random sample of adult educators who hold doctorates and are residents of the United States. Findings included the following: (1) job mobility was high; (2) concern about graduate programs, negative or positive, was not related to the individual's level of morale as assessed by administration of the morale scale to the subjects in the sample; (3) respondents believed that, in preparatory programs, there should be greater emphasis on the implementation of adult education and on the behavioral science segment of the curriculum; (4) neither the importance nor the consequence of being opinion leaders in the field of adult education was an important item of general concern; (5) a high rating on the morale scale was not indicative of a high rating on the opinion leader scale; (6) the group's decision about where on a scale continuum adult educators rate as opinion leaders was about the same as the group rating assessed by the administation of the opinion leader scale; that is, they were rated average by both methods; and (7) longevity of work in the field did not affect the level of morale. (NL)
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Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie.
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