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ERIC Number: ED452432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Pages: 270
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Relationship between Adults' Self-Directed Learning Readiness and Selected Variables in Sunday Schools of Hong Kong Chinese Baptist Churches.
Cheung, Man-Chiu Lau
The relationship between adults' self-directed learning readiness (SDLR) and selected variables was examined in a study of 25 Hong Kong Chinese Baptist Churches. A Chinese version of the Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale (SDLRS) was administered to a stratified sample of 820 adult learners and 210 youth learners, and a modified version of the SDLRS was given to 163 Sunday school teachers so that the teachers could rate the learning readiness of their students. The response rates for the adult learners, youth learners, and teachers were 58.05%, 67.62%, and 75.46%, respectively. The learners' mean rating of their SDLR was higher than the teachers' mean rating of adult learners' SDLR. Adult learners exhibited higher self-directed learning readiness scores than youth learners did. Adults' SDLR scores did not depend on gender but were positively related to education and employment levels. (Twenty tables and 10 figures are included. The bibliography lists 108 references. The following items are among those appended: attendance rates at Hong Kong Chinese Baptist churches; project-related correspondence; data on the numbers of adult Sunday school teachers; English and Chinese versions of the SDLRS; questionnaire for teachers' ratings of adult learners' self-directed learning readiness; data from the questionnaires; project abstract; and biographical information about the researcher.) (MN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: EnglishChinese
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Directed Learning Readiness Scale