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Jiannine, Lia M.; Reio, Thomas G., Jr. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2018
Even with the well-recognized benefits of exercise, levels of physical activity are on the decline, while weight gain levels are increasing. The purpose of this evidence-based literature review was to investigate the relationship between physical fitness, sexual functioning and overall health. There is too little information about these…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Physical Fitness, Sexuality, Health
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Lin, Xi; Wang, Chih-hsuan – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2018
Previous studies indicated there was a difference in goal orientations and learning strategies between adult and traditional learners. However, limited studies investigated the relationship between achievement goal orientations (AGO) and self-regulated learning (SRL) between adult and traditional learners. Hence, the current study examined the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Metacognition, Adult Learning
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Shirvan, Majid Elahi; Khajavy, Gholam Hassan; Nazifi, Morteza; Taherian, Tahereh – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2018
The tripartite of motivation- affect- cognition indicates the need for more efforts to uncover the complex nature of the interplay of self-efficacy, anxiety as well as motivation. In this study we measured the longitudinal association between adult English a foreign language (EFL) students' self-efficacy and anxiety and the role of ideal self as…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Self Efficacy, Undergraduate Students, Anxiety
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Zigarmi, Drea; Nimon, Kim; Conley, David – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2018
Trust, in all its forms, is frequently at the top of the list when experts write about healthy organizational environments. When studying the concept of trust, however, researchers often do not use quantitative approaches that take into account the complex relationships between multiple sets of variables, thereby not fully exploring the underlying…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Employer Employee Relationship, Employee Attitudes, Work Attitudes
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Reio, Thomas G., Jr.; Portes, Pedro R.; Nixon, Casey B. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2014
This study examines relationships between identity status and process measure scores that advance our understanding of methodological characteristics in the context of gender and age. A sample of 391 adolescents and adults (215 males, 176 females) completed the Identity Style Inventory (ISI; Berzonsky, 1992) and Ego Identity Process Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Concept Measures, Identification (Psychology), Age Differences
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Gibson, David; Petrosko, Joseph – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2014
This article examines trust in leader and its effect on job satisfaction and intent to leave among 294 nurses working in hospitals within two healthcare organizations. Nurses were asked to assess the level of trust in his/her own nurse manager as well as his/her own level of job satisfaction and intent to leave. Results suggest that trust in…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Job Satisfaction, Health Services, Persistence
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Hung, Li-Ching; Badejo, Folashade; Bennett, Jo – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2014
The quality of student learning and achievement in public schools has become a matter of public discourse and policy, thus led to the establishment of charter school concept. However, there are controversial reports on the academic performances of charter schools, inadequate information on their instructional practices, and the learning…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Case Studies, Charter Schools, Academic Achievement
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Cornacchione, Edgard; Daugherty, Jenny L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore opportunity costs of postsecondary education in the U.S. in the past three decades (1975-2005), as a measure to support investment decisions at national levels and as experienced by individuals deciding on pursuing further education. Based on human capital theory and inspired by a set of studies aiming at…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Models
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Buvoltz, Katie A.; Powell, Freda J.; Solan, Ann M.; Longbotham, Gail J. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
This article presents the results of research that explored the relationship between emotional intelligence and learner autonomy in the context of nontraditional higher education and their impact on student retention. This was predicated on previous research that suggested emotional intelligence might lead to student success and that autonomous…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Personal Autonomy, School Holding Power, Emotional Intelligence
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Graham, Carroll M.; Nafukho, Fredrick M. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
The primary purpose of this study was to determine the importance of existing organizational learning mechanisms and establish the size and magnitude of the relationship among the organizational learning mechanisms. Of great import also was to determine whether statistically significant relationships existed among the organizational learning…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Learning, Small Businesses, Learning Readiness