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ERIC Number: ED140006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
A Study of the Relationships of Selected Personal and Professional Characteristics to Change, Non-Change, and Value-Interest Orientations of Professional Adult Educators.
Carney, Mary Margaret
The study was designed to examine the personal and professional characteristics related to change and nonchange orientations of adult educators. A personal data form consisting of personal characteristics (age and sex) and professional characteristics (years of experience in adult education, institution from which the doctorate was secured, professional role, and institutional setting) was mailed with an instrument, designed to measure orientations to change, nonchange, and value-interest, to a stratified random sample of 225 professional adult educators with a major in adult education who received doctorates from 1960 to 1970 inclusive. The data were quantified and analyzed by multiple regression and analysis of variance which produced means, correlation co-efficients of personal and professional characteristics with orientations, and on F-test to analyze variation which might be attributable to the independent variables (personal and professional characteristics). The following hypotheses for professional adult educators were supported: (1) Their orientation toward change and nonchange are associated with value-interested orientations, (2) they are change oriented, (3) they are value oriented, (4) women are less change oriented than men, (5) orientation toward change, nonchange, and value-interest are associated with the institution from which the doctorate was secured, and (6) orientation toward change and nonchange are associated with the institutional setting. (The survey instrument and background information are included in this paper.) (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1977)