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ERIC Number: ED060424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 20
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A Study of the Predictive Association between Congruency Measures Based on Work-Emotionality Theory and the Achievement and Satisfaction in Adult Instructional Groups.
Lueder, E. J.
The rationale, design, and data collection methods of a study of factors that may influence the effectiveness of adult instructional groups that included interaction are discussed. Two aspects to be considered when studying instructional groups are called work and emotionality. The Work-Emotionality Theory is discussed. Six types of emotionality--fight, flight, pairing, dependency, counter-dependency, and counter-pairing--are defined. The four levels of the concept of work are given. Related research is discussed. In the present study, it was hypothesized that there were positive relationships between group relevant aspects of personality in small instructional groups of adults and the learner's learning achievement and satisfaction. Forty volunteer 4-H leaders participated in a two-day workshop. The learners ranged in age from 27 to 57. Data for the study were collected both prior to the workshop from learners and instructors and from the learners at each instructional session during the workshop. Statistical analysis of the data was carried out. The findings did not produce a uniform pattern of associations of sufficient strength to support the hypothesis. The diversity in results from group to group and from instructor to instructor point to the fact that group relevant aspects of personality had a measurable effect. (DB)
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Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference (Chicago, Illinois, April 6-9, 1972)