Experiential Learning Potential as a Function of Psychological Predispositions and Demographic Variables

Lori Tribble, J. Duane Hoover, Robert C. Giambatista


This paper addresses experiential learning as a function of psy-chological predispositions and demographic variables. Litera-ture is lacking in these areas and factors have not been consid-ered in the research of experiential learning. We include an analysis of psychological factors such as regulatory focus, lo-cus of control, tolerance for ambiguity, need for structure, and narcissism and consider how these factors impact demographic variables in the context of experiential learning. Based on the literature and the logic that we provide, we suggest several are-as for future research, as well as providing propositions that we believe will uphold pending future research.

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