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ERIC Number: EJ891078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4244
Factors Relevant to the Affective Content in Literature Survey: Implications for Designing an Adult Transformational Learning Curriculum
Taylor, Megan A.; Fischer, Jerome M.; Taylor, Linda
Journal of Adult Education, v38 n2 p19-31 2009
Current directions in transformational learning theory incorporate the concept of emotional intelligence. The purpose of this study was to understand emotional intelligence as it relates to transformational learning by identifying factors related to individuals' emotional responses to literature. Specifically, the study investigated the relationship between gender, age, personality factors, and emotional responses, as measured by the Schutte Self-Report Inventory and Affective Response to Literature Survey. Gender was determined to be a significant factor, along with the personality factors of Agreeableness and Openness in the International Personality Item Pool Five Factor Model. Implications of the results suggest that an adult transformational learning curriculum could be designed using the identified factors and thereby increasing learning opportunities for students. (Contains 1 table.)
Mountain Plains Adult Education Association. c/o Adult Learning Center, 815 Front Street, Helena, MT 59602. Tel: 406-324-2118; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Idaho