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ERIC Number: ED391961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May-29
Pages: 40
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Attitudes of Adult Students Regarding the Learning Environment at East Tennessee State University.
Warner, Carla; Williams, Jennifer
A study was conducted to obtain measurements of adult student attitudes using the Mattering Scales for Adult Students in Higher Education (MHE). The MHE is designed to assess the perceptions of adult learners about their learning environment. The purpose of the scale is to learn more about the different ways in which adult learners feel they matter to their institution of higher education. Researchers at East Tennessee State University surveyed 400 adult students, aged 23 and older, stratified by classification. A 70 percent response rate was achieved, and the results were positive. Of the five subscales surveyed, the adult student respondents were the most positive about the Peers Subscale (the extent to which they feel they belong on campus and are accepted as peers in the classroom). This scale was followed in descending order of satisfaction by the remaining four subscales: the Faculty Subscale, the Advising Subscale, the Administration Subscale, and finally, the Multiple Roles Subscale. (This paper includes six appendixes that contain the questionnaire, results on the various subscales, comments from students, and frequency distribution of students' majors.) (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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