Title: Adult students' perceptions of educational barriers
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Title: Adult students' perceptions of educational barriers : demographic and metacognitive factors
Physical Description: ix, 100 leaves ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Bireda, Martha Russell, 1945- ( Dissertant )
McDavis, Roderick ( Thesis advisor )
Fitzgerald, Paul ( Reviewer )
Wass, Hannelore ( Reviewer )
Smith, David C. ( Degree grantor )
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1987
Copyright Date: 1987
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Subjects / Keywords: Motivation in adult education   ( lcsh )
Counselor Education thesis Ph. D
Adult education -- Research -- United States   ( lcsh )
Dissertations, Academic -- Counselor Education -- UF
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida
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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in types and severity of barriers reported by adult students on the bases of age, gender, marital status, and family status. Also examined were the relationships between self-appraised problem-solving abilities and the types and severity of barriers reported by adult students. A total of 222 degree-seeking, undergraduate, adult students (25 years and older) participated in this study. Of that number, 68 were male and 154 female. The students were drawn from a simple random sample of classes offered in adult programs at the University of South Florida, University of Tampa, and St. Leo College. The Adult Student Experience Survey (ASES) and the Problem-Solving inventory (PSI) were administered to these students during the fall 1986 and spring 1987 semesters. A one-way ANOVA with repeated measures on barrier type indicated significant differences in adult students' severity ratings for institutional, situational, and dispositional barriers (p < .05). A two-way mixed design ANOVA with repeated measures on barrier type showed that there were significant differences in the severity ratings for institutional, situational, and dispositional barriers on the basis of gender (p < .05). Two-way mixed design ANOVAs indicated no significant differences in the severity ratings for institutional, situational, and dispositional barriers on the bases of age, marital status, and family status. First-order Pearson- Product Moment correlations indicated weak relationships between self-appraised problem-solving abilities and adult students' severity ratings for institutional, situational, and dispositional barriers. According to the results of this study, adult students perceived situational barriers to be most severe; and adult female students perceived institutional, situational, and dispositional barriers to be more severe than did adult male students .
Thesis: Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Florida, 1987.
Bibliography: Bibliography: leaves 94-99.
General Note: Typescript.
General Note: Vita.
Statement of Responsibility: by Martha Russell Bireda.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00099469
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: alephbibnum - 001018839
oclc - 17841159
notis - AFA0159

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