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ERIC Number: ED519745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 129
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1242-7318-1
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A Study of Barriers to Adult Self-Directed Learning
Douglas, Edward
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
Self-directed learning has contributed significantly to adult learners' personal and professional growth. Approximately 70% of adult learning is through a self-directed learning context (Heimstra, 2008). This quantitative correlational study involved an attempt to determine the nature of the relationship between situational, dispositional, and institutional barriers and adult learners' decisions to participate in self-directed learning activities. The population consisted of 75 parents, guardians, and staff members of preschool students in rural Lake Wales, Florida. The results revealed no strong correlations between situational, dispositional, or institutional barriers and adult learners' decisions to participate in self-directed learning activities. While the differences between interest and participation in self-directed learning were not statistically significant, the results revealed a correlation between interest and the need to increase participation in self-directed learning activities. Recommended future studies include conducting similar research within other schools, businesses, and agencies in rural and urban environments. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida