Identifying Success Characteristics in Self-Directed Adult Learners
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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.
Hiemstra, Roger Dr., "Identifying Success Characteristics in Self-Directed Adult Learners" (1978). IACE Hall of Fame Repository.