ERIC Number: ED295522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
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Locus of Control and Values of Adult Learners in Continuing Professional Education Programs.
Linder, Fredric; And Others
The locus of control orientations and value priorities of 289 adult learners (115 males and 174 females) engaged in professional continuing education programs within schools of business and education were assessed by means of the Rotter Internal-External Scale and the Rokeach Value Survey. Two-way analyses of variance indicated that males across both schools were more internally oriented than females. The most important values for business and education professionals were nearly identical except that business people overall gave greater priority to "ambitious," while educators ranked "helpful" as more important. Further analysis indicated that business professionals in non-MBA programs valued "a sense of accomplishment" most, while secondary school educators valued it least. Data are presented in 5 tables and 21 references are included. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Miami Beach, FL, February 24-27, 1988).