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ERIC Number: ED348488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 22
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Assessment of the Motivational Orientations of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education Graduates in Off-Campus Credit Programs.
Gordon, Howard R. D.; And Others
A total of 235 vocational, technical, and adult education (VTAE) master's degree recipients participated in a study to determine motivation for participation in off-campus credit programs. The study population participated in off-campus degree programs in VTAE at Marshall University (West Virginia). An information sheet collected demographic and situational data. The Education Participation Scale (Boshier, 1982) was used to determine the motivational orientation. The 40 items on the 4-point response scale were divided into 6 factors: social contact, social stimulation, professional advancement, community service, external expectations, and cognitive interest. Findings indicated that graduates were more inclined to be enrolled for professional advancement and cognitive interest reasons. Older participants were more inclined to be enrolled for community service reasons. Motivational orientations were found to differ among persons in different occupational fields. The study was recommended as baseline data for further studies in motivational research pertaining to VTAE. (Appendixes include a list of 10 references, 2 figures, and 4 tables.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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