The effect of adult enrichment courses on self-actualization as measured by Shostrom's POI

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Wayne Clark Eller (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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William L. Tullar

Abstract: This study investigated the relationship of Adult Enrichment Courses and their effect upon growth toward self-actualization for course participants. Additionally, an attempt was made to determine if human interaction courses contributed more toward self-actualization than did other methods of instruction. It was hypothesized that (a) Participants would grow significantly toward self-actualization, (b) Subjects in a control group would not grow significantly toward self-actualization, and (c) The human interaction method of instruction would prove to be significantly more effective in aiding participants in growth toward self-actualization. The data were collected through pre- and posttest administration of Shostrom's Personal Orientation Inventory (POI) and through two researcher-designed questionnaires. The courses and participants were selected from among 76 courses administered by the researcher during the fall term of the 1979-80 school year.

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Language: English
Date: 1980
Adult education $z North Carolina $z Guilford County
Self-actualization (Psychology)

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