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Title

Identifying Success Characteristics in Self-Directed Adult Learners

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1978

Induction Class Year

2000

Abstract

The problem under investigation in this study was to develop some understanding of what it means to be a "successful" adult learner and to identify some characteristics of success that are related to non-traditional or self-directed learning. Three sources of data were utilized in this study: the original learning projects data described by Allen Tough in 1971, the study of older adults' learning projects in Nebraska by Hiemstra in 1975, and a 1978 study by Zanqari of learning projects carried out by professional adult educators in Nebraska. There were a combined 325 adults in this comparative study.

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Robert Judd

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