ERIC Number: EJ1032875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
A Lifelong Learning Scale for Research and Evaluation of Teaching and Curricular Effectiveness
Wielkiewicz, Richard M.; Meuwissen, Alyssa S.
Teaching of Psychology, v41 n3 p220-227 Jul 2014
A 16-item lifelong learning scale (LLS), appropriate for college students and others, was evaluated using a sample of 575 college students. The scale demonstrated excellent reliability and was correlated with college grade point average (GPA), agreeableness, conscientiousness, and intellect/imagination. Scores were higher for those who had studied abroad. First-year and senior management majors differed whereas first-year and senior psychology majors did not. Women and seniors had higher scores, whereas the difference between senior men and women was almost negligible. Through its association with a broad array of measures associated positively with academic performance (e.g., college GPA), and negatively (e.g., sending text messages while in class), the scale showed excellent construct validity.
Descriptors: Psychology, College Students, Measures (Individuals), Grade Point Average, Gender Differences, Performance, Curriculum Development, Lifelong Learning, Surveys, Catholic Schools
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