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ERIC Number: ED558362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 121
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ISBN: 978-1-3038-2601-6
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The Effect of a Human Potential Lab Experience on Perceived Importance of Goals and Awareness of Strengths in Non-Traditional Aged Undergraduates
Pickens, Bryon C.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Memphis
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a positively oriented group experience (human potential lab) on the awareness of personal strengths and perceived importance of goal setting in non-traditional aged undergraduates. The research questions that were posed were: 1) Does participation in the human potential lab experience increase the perceived capability to achieve goals in non-traditional aged undergraduates? 2) Does participation in the human potential lab experience increase the perceived importance of short-term goals to overall success in non-traditional aged undergraduates? 3) Does participation the human potential lab experience increase the perceived importance of long-term goals to overall success in non-traditional aged undergraduates? 4) Does participation in the human potential lab experience increase awareness of strengths in non-traditional aged undergraduates? Results of ANOVA analysis across pre-test, post-test, and follow-up assessments indicated that participating in a positively oriented group experience was positively related to an increase in awareness of strengths, perceived ability to achieve goals, and perceived importance of both short and long-term goals to overall success. The data also strengthened the position of existing research, supporting conclusions regarding the goal orientation of adults, the efficacy of positive psychology interventions, and the life-span development of adults. [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: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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