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Differences between Dual Enrollment and Traditional Students: A Comparative Analysis




Stockton, James

Type of Degree

PhD Dissertation


Education Foundation, Leadership, and Technology


This study focused on the self-directed learning strategies of dual enrollment students. The use of self-directed learning strategies has been increasing throughout industry. The focus of the study was to examine the difference between the dual enrollment and a traditional student’s self-directed learning strategies. The Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire was used with 92 community college students. There were no significant findings. However based on results, dual enrollment might be a way to increase a male dominated trade like A&P mechanics. Further research in this area suggested.