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Article Number - E8A9D4D3179


Vol.2(1), pp. 001-008 , January 2007

ISSN: 1990-3839



Review

An examination of the relationship of gender, marital status, and prior educational attainment and learner autonomy


M. G. Derrick1, A. P. Rovai2, M. Ponton2, G. J. Confessore3 and P. B. Carr4




 

1School of Education, Regent University, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

2School of Education, Regent University, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-9800.

3School of Education, The George Washington University, 2136 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052.

4School for Leadership Studies, Regent University, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.


Email: gailder@regent.edu






 Accepted: 08 December 2006  Published: 30 January 2007

Copyright © 2007 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

 

 

The development of a conceptual model that provides a theoretical framework for understanding the conative factors of desire, resourcefulness, initiative, and persistence in autonomous learning considered the related variables of gender, education level, age, and marital status. The relevance of these demographic variables is based on prior research in the area of self-directed learning that suggested additional consideration in the development of autonomous learning. The Learner Autonomy Profile (LAP), currently used to assess an individual’s level of personal autonomy, continues to accrue data on the identified demographic variables. This purpose of this paper is to present the finding of an analysis of the demographic data with the factors of autonomous learning (LAP scores) and discuss the implications for future research in adult learning theory.

 

Key words: Autonomous learning, adult learning, self-directed learning.

 


APA (2007). An examination of the relationship of gender, marital status, and prior educational attainment and learner autonomy. Educational Research and Reviews, 2(1), 001-008.
Chicago M. G. Derrick, A. P. Rovai, M. Ponton, G. J. Confessore and P. B. Carr. "An examination of the relationship of gender, marital status, and prior educational attainment and learner autonomy." Educational Research and Reviews 2, no. 1 (2007): 001-008.
MLA M. G. Derrick, et al. "An examination of the relationship of gender, marital status, and prior educational attainment and learner autonomy." Educational Research and Reviews 2.1 (2007): 001-008.
   
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