Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Agricultural & Extension Education
Stacy A. Gartin.
As a condition of license renewal necessary for restricted-use pesticides, private pesticide applicators are required to accumulate five hours or 10 continuing education units (CEUs) every three years. These programs provide valuable experiential learning opportunities to adult learners. As a result, adult learning is a topic of research. Kolb's Learning Style Inventory (LSI) has been used in research for many years to determine learning style preferences of adults. The purpose of the study was to categorize each agent according to their learning style and to determine if relationships exist between learning style preferences and the agents' major program area, Extension experience, gender, age, and area of study of their Bachelors and Master's degree. Forty-eight Extension agents were mailed Kolb's LSI and a demographic survey. Thirty-two agents responded. Converger was the dominant learning style preference. No significant associations were found to exist between the demographic factors and the agents' learning style preferences.
Custer-Walker, Anne M., "Learning styles of extension agents responsible for pesticide re-certification training programs in West Virginia" (2004). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1960.