The ability of the Kolbe A Index action modes to predict learners' attitudes and achievements within a Web-based training context

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dc.contributor.advisor Stenning , Walter en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Tolson , Homer en_US
dc.creator Wongchai , Sasicha en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004 -09 -30T02 :11 :14Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T18 :31 :25Z
dc.date.available 2004 -09 -30T02 :11 :14Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T18 :31 :25Z
dc.date.created 2003 -12 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004 -09 -30T02 :11 :14Z
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /558
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of the Kolbe A Index to predict learners' attitudes and achievements within a web -based training context . The Index is used to measure the conative capacities of individuals . The Index translates raw scores into four Action Modes : Fact Finder , Follow Thru , Quick Start , and Implementor . A web -based simulation of training on customer service excellence was created containing four modules designed to match the respective learning style of each of the four Action Modes suggested by the Kolbe Corporation . Research questions were as follows . To what extent do the four Kolbe A Index Action Modes predict 1 ) how well learners will like content formatted to match the learning styles of the four Modes , 2 ) how well learners will remember content formatted to match the learning styles of the four Modes , and 3 ) how well the learners will remember the content regardless of the format ? Three experts in applications of the Kolbe A Index then validated the simulation . Five other experts , each with a Ph .D . in the social sciences , validated the evaluation of learners' attitudes and achievements . Then a pilot study to collect data for a reliability analysis was conducted . Sixty graduates from an international program in economics in Thailand participated in this study . Data were collected entirely through the Internet and in English . Multiple linear regression analyses with backward stepping method were performed to answer the research questions . Based on the limitations and data analyses of this study , the Kolbe A Index Action Modes did not predict how well learners liked content formatted to match the learning styles of the four Modes , how well learners remembered content formatted to match the learning styles of the four Modes , nor how well the learners remembered the content regardless of the format . More research is needed to explore how the Kolbe A Index Action Modes can be used to predict learners' attitudes and achievements . en_US
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dc.format.medium electronic en_US
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dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.publisher Texas A &M University en_US
dc.subject Conation en_US
dc.title The ability of the Kolbe A Index action modes to predict learners' attitudes and achievements within a Web -based training context en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Dissertation en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US

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The ability of the Kolbe A Index action modes to predict learners' attitudes and achievements within a Web-based training context. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /558 .

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