ERIC Number: ED117367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Personality Characteristics and Learning Style Preferences of Adult Basic Education Students. Research Monograph.
Manzo, Anthony V.; And Others
The study described in the report identifies personality characteristics and learning styles of adult basic education (ABE) students on the basis of three instruments: the Luscher Color Test, the Manzo Bestiary Inventory, and the Learning Preference Inventory. The volunteer sample consisted of 83 ABE students. Subsample comparison groups consisted of sixth graders, stock brokers, and GED students. Data on the total of 158 subjects were analyzed by computer to display individual and group profiles. Results of the Luscher Color Test indicated a sense of fragileness, a slight degree of social-emotional dependency, and a need for healthy release from tensions on the part of the ABE students. The Manzo Bestiary Inventory findings corresponded to the Luscher findings but also indicated a need for ABE students to appear highly aggressive and cautions about intimacy with others. The Learning Preference Inventory indicated their preference to learn by direct teaching approaches such as lecture, tutoring, and group interaction rather than by less direct approaches. The study concluded that ABE students are like other segments of society, especially those with newly heightened aspirations. Unlike other undereducated adults not enrolled in ABE classes, however, ABE students are probably more aggressive, intense, and conflict-prone. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center for Resource Development in Adult Education.