A Lifelong Learning Scale for Research and Evaluation of Teaching and Curricular Effectiveness

Richard M. Wielkiewicz, Alyssa S Meuwissen

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Abstract

A 16-item lifelong learning scale (LLS), appropriate for college students and others, was evaluated using a sample of 575 college students. The scale demonstrated excellent reliability and was correlated with college grade point average (GPA), agreeableness, conscientiousness, and intellect/imagination. Scores were higher for those who had studied abroad. First-year and senior management majors differed whereas first-year and senior psychology majors did not. Women and seniors had higher scores, whereas the difference between senior men and women was almost negligible. Through its association with a broad array of measures associated positively with academic performance (e.g., college GPA), and negatively (e.g., sending text messages while in class), the scale showed excellent construct validity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-227
Number of pages8
JournalTeaching of Psychology
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • GPA
  • lifelong learning
  • measure
  • scale

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