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VJatson, Jackie R<, An Investigation of the Relationship
between Personality and the Use of Learning During the Life
Transitions of Adults. Doctor of Philosophy (Adult/
Continuing Education), December, 1985, 253 pages, 3 figures,
37 tables, bibliography, 125 titles.
In a three stage investigation the relationship between
personality type and the use of learning as a coping device
during the life transitions of adults was studied. Based on
the assumption that a paper and pencil device could be
constructed to achieve the same or nearly the same results
that have been achieved through interviews with adult
learners, the first two stages of this investigation invol-
ved the construction and validation of an instrument, the
Adult Development Learning Inventory (ADLI), to measure the
use of learning during life transitions of adults. The
inventory has five subsections: a demographic profile, Life
Events, Coping Strategies, Learning Activities, and Adult-
Content validity of the ADLI was established through
both the theory based in adult learning and developmental
psychology and the panel of experts. Construct validation
tools included principal component factor analysis and the
Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA with age as the variable of discrim-
ination. The instrument was capable of differentiating
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Watson, Jackie R. (Jackie Rieves). An Investigation of the Relationship Between Personality and the Use of Learning During the Life Transitions of Adults, dissertation, December 1985; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc331609/m1/3/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .