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ERIC Number: EJ764133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Longitudinal Adult Practical Problem-Solving: 1983, 1993, 2003
Haught, Patricia A.; Walls, Richard T.
Educational Gerontology, v33 n5 p395-419 May 2007
A 20-year longitudinal study was conducted to examine adult performance on practical problems. Effects of independent variables of age, education, and administration time were assessed on solutions generated and quality points earned. Younger adults generated more solutions than other adults in 1983, 1993, and 2003. Both younger and middle adults increased the number of solutions offered across the 2 decades, but older adults did not. Similar patterns were observed with number of quality points earned. Participants from all age groups and all education levels were aware of, and applied, some changes in technology over the 20-year period. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: West Virginia