College of Education and Human Services
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)
Leadership, School Counseling & Sport Management
NACO controlled Corporate Body
University of North Florida. Department of Leadership, School Counseling & Sports Management
Dr. Anne Swanson
Dr. Hope Wilson
Dr. Elizabeth Gregg
Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey
Adult Education and pre-service teacher programs have the same goals of program completion, and gainful employment for students who possess the dispositional capacity to be successful in the workplace. However, students enrolled in adult education programs experience dispositional barriers (i.e., a lack of confidence, academic unpreparedness, and a lack of motivation or personal desire) that contributes to the low completion rate of adult education programs. This study used a quasi-experimental design to examine the role of dispositions in adult basic education matriculation. This study used the teacher education program’s survey instrument on student disposition (Abbreviated Rubric for Self-Assessment) with adult education students to determine if it can predict the dispositions needed for success in the Adult Education program. This study has not statistically proven that the measurable behaviors that are aligned to dispositions are predictive of success. The study found no statistical difference in the responses between students in this sample who successfully passed and those who did not successfully pass. One positive outcome is the effect sizes and the meaningful correlations between items suggest further research is needed with a larger sample. Furthermore, dispositions may have relationships with success in a study with more statistical power.
Waite, Deana M., "Examining the Role of Dispositions in Adult Basic Education Matriculation" (2020). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 970.