Research & Engagement

Adult Learning Dissertations

Hentz, B. (2016). Learning Through Uncertainty: A Phenomenological Study of Older, Professional Men Coping with Involuntary Job Loss.

Kim, Y. (2015). Development of the Employee Expertise Development Scale (EEDS)

Rizzo, J. (2015). Patients’ mental models and adherence to outpatient physical therapy home exercise programs. Find at UConn

Slayton, J. (2014). Self-regulation in the IEP classroom: Developing lifelong English language proficiency. Find at UConn

Crowley, M. (2014). Self-directed learning projects of Adult Basic and Literacy educators: A professional learning model.

Larson, R. K. (2013). Individual factors and newcomer adjustment among recent college graduates. Find at UConn

Thompson, K. (2013). Organizational learning support preferences of millennials: An interpretive study. Find at UConn

Thuo, M. (2012). Social network effects on groundnut farming: The case of Kenya and Uganda. Find in ProQuest

Robinson, L. (2011). Academic risk-taking in an online environment. Find in ProQuest

Adams, D. S. (2011). Coaching practices to support preschool teacher professional development. Find in ProQuest

Dudzinska-Przesmitzki, D. (2011). An interpretive study ofAfrican Americans’ mental models of museums and visitation: “…you think, damn, so close, but yet so far.” Find in ProQuest

Zigmont, J. (2010). How paramedics learn: The role of experience, mental models, and analogical reasoning. Find in ProQuest

Speicher, T. (2010). Analogical reasoning: A process for fostering learning transfer from the classroom to clinical practice. Find in ProQuest

Myers, M (2009). Transfer of learning from training programs to the workplace in a university healthcare organization setting. Find in ProQuest

Edelen, B. (2009). Measuring and enhancing clinical decision-making ability among students in an Associate Degree Nursing program. Find in ProQuest

Harkins, P. (2009). The experience of nontraditional students enrolled in a transitions course in an Undergraduate Program. Find in ProQuest

Neal, S. (2009). Successful, female, first-generation, adult learners in a 4-year Research University: Their lived experiences. Find in ProQuest

Vallieres, K. (2008). Adult learning in Web-based faculty professional development: The role of self-regulation and interaction. Find in ProQuest

Lowe, M. M. (2007). Continuing medical education for physicians: Key factors contributing to learning and change. Find in ProQuest

Orgnero, C. (2007). Students’ interpretation and application of feedback in a first-year English composition course. Find in ProQuest

James, A. (2005). Self-regulated learning in a field-based setting: Metacognitive and motivational strategies used by occupational therapy fieldwork students to develop clinical competence. Find in ProQuest

Eckert, E. (2003). Proficiency-development spirals: Occupational learning among farmers. Find in ProQuestMassa, N. (2003). Metacognition and persistence in Web-based courses. Find in ProQuest

Butcaris, M. (2002). The impact of experiential instruction methods and student self-regulatory behaviors on writing performance among college students. Find in ProQuest

Fitzgerald, C. (2002). Transfer of training and transfer climate: The relationship to the use of transfer maintenance strategies in an autonomous job context. Find in ProQuest

Perry, L. (2002). Admissions predictors of success of returning nursing students in a Baccalaureate degree Nursing program. Find in ProQuest

Pierce, A. (2002). Computer self-efficacy: Its relationship to academic major, learning environment, and participation in research-related activities via the Internet. Find in ProQuest

Walde, C. (2002). Developing problem-solving skills in adult learners. Find in ProQuest

Enos, M. (2001). Informal learning and the transfer of learning: How managers develop proficiency. Find in ProQuest

Gregoire, S. (2001). Developing clinical reasoning: The role of deliberate practice, reflection, and analogical mapping. Find in ProQuest

Hanna, B. (2001). Factors influencing teachers’ use of information technology in their classrooms. Find in ProQuest

Murphy, J. (2001). The use of focused reflection and articulation to promote the development of clinical reasoning. Find in ProQuest

Ndoye, A. (2001). Experiential learning and productivity: Prior experience, reflective practice, deliberate practice and farmers’ productivity in Senegal. Find in ProQuest

Candales, B. (2000). Nuestras historias (“Our stories”): Transformative learning process and female Puerto Rican community college graduates. Find in ProQuest

Inga, S. (2000). A cultural perspective on adult learning: Personhood and community among rural Nigerian women. Find in ProQuest

Kone, M. (2000). Societal learning for environmental protection and management in Mali. Find in ProQuest

LeGrow, M. (2000). Prior learning assessment: Impact of APL portfolio development on problem-solving skills and knowledge organization. Find in ProQuest

Summerville, M. (2000). Attachment style in adult learning: Implications for the person-environment interaction. Find in ProQuest

Ingle, J. (1999). Loss, learning and rebuilding: A case study of the phenomenon of involuntary job loss. Find in ProQuest

Kennedy, P. (1999). Adaptive style, academic self-efficacy and student adaptation to college as predictors of student attrition in higher education. Find in ProQuest

King, S. (1999). Individual knowledge, organizational knowledge, organizational capabilities, and competitive advantage: Perceptions of senior managers.

Ragland-Gardner, V. (1999). Environmental characteristics related to achievement in Puerto Ricans. Find in ProQuest

Poole, B. (1999). Personal financial decision-making: An experiential model. Find in ProQuest

Travers, N. (1999). Self-regulated learning: Impact of teaching methodology based on principles of adult learning. Find in ProQuest

Diouf, W. (1998). Adult learning in a non-western context: The influence of culture in a Senegalese farming village. Find in ProQuest

Pranger, H. (1998). How adults develop computer skills: An extension of deliberate practice theory. Find in ProQuest

Saylor, P. (1998). Transfer management interventions: Environmental influences and individual characteristics that affect implementation of staff development initiatives. Find in ProQuest

Vincenti, M. (1998). The role of prior experience in learning computer numerical control technology. Find in ProQuest

Duchesne Jr., R. (1996). Critical thinking, developmental learning, and adaptive flexibility in organizational leaders. Find at UConnKehrhahn, M. (1995). Transfer of customer service training: Individual perceptions of organizational support, social support, and motivation to transfer. Find at UConn

Bell, A. (1994). Factors associated with time loss from work following a work-compensable injury. Find in ProQuest

Hastings, S. (1994). Transfer of training: The impact of supervisory support, supervisory involvement, situational constraints, and self-efficacy on the application of technical skills training. Find at UConn

Read, H. (1994). A recursive model of adult experiential learning. Find at UConn

Thompson, C. (1993). Best and worst classroom learning experiences as perceived by adult undergraduates in baccalaureate nursing programs. Find in ProQuest

Julian, E. (1992). Assessing and developing manager competence in food safety: The legislative process. Find at UConn

Ranjeet, B. (1990). Barriers to continuing professional education of teachers in Kathmandu, Nepal. Find at UConn

Williams, C. (1990). Participation in adult education: A self-efficacy analysis. Find at UConn

Adult Learning Scholarship

Grenier, R. S., & Collins, J. C. (2016). “Man, have I got a story for you…”: Facilitated Autoethnography as a potential methodology in HRD research. Human Resource Development Review, 15(3), 359-376.

Grenier, R. S., & Hafsteinsson, S. B. (2016). Shut up and be quiet: The promotion of public discussion of the 2008 financial crisis in Icelandic museums. In D. E. Clover, K. Sanford, L. Bell, & K. Johnson (Eds.), Adult Education and Museums: Social and Cultural Animation for Change. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishing.

Speicher, T., Bell, A., Kehrhahn, M., & Casa, D. (2014). Effect of cuiing on learning transfer among health profession students engaged in a case-based analogical reasoning exercise. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 12(3), 1-9.

Mayer, A., Grenier, R., Warhol, L., & Donaldson, M. (2013). Making a change: The role of external coaches in school-based communities of practice. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 24.pdf(3), 337-363.pdf.

Larson, R. K., & Bell, A. A. (2013). Newcomer adjustment among recent college graduates: An integrative literature review. Human Resource Development Review, 12(3), 284-307.

Grenier, R. S. (2013). Finding the abstract from the concrete: Considering the use of popular culture artefacts to examing the Model of Expertise Redevelopment. Human Resource Development International, 16(3), 357-365.

Thuo, M., Bell, A. A., Bravo-Ureta, B. E., et al. (2013). Social network structures among groundnut farmers. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 19(4), 339-359.