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A learning activity level (LAL) scale was developed to assess the learning efforts of older persons with minimal formal education. Learning was broadly defined to include all purposeful attempts to acquire knowledge and information. The scale consisted of three components: reading, educational...
Since its development, the Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale has been used in a number of studies that have supported the reliability and validity of the instrument. In the present study, growing out of a larger examination of the relationship between self-directedness and life satisfaction...
Against a background of theoretical considerations this research explored the effect of course relevancy and goal clarity, in concert with psychosocial variables, upon persistence/dropout. It was found that dropouts thought their courses were more relevant and were more certain of their goals....
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