Predictors of adult education program satisfaction in urban community-dwelling older adults

July 16, 2015


  • Taka Yamashita
  • Jennifer M. Kinney

Lifelong learning is receiving greater attention due to population aging in modern societies. Lifelong learning benefits individuals by supporting their physical, psychological, social, and economic well-being. However, older adults generally have lower motivation for learning than younger adults, and facilitating long-term participation in learning activities is still challenging. Results from proportional odds ordinal logistic regression analysis demonstrated that gender, number of household members, income, religious affiliation, self-rated health, and number of courses taken were associated with satisfaction with the program. In hopes to promote true lifelong learning, possible explanations about the findings are explored and several recommendations for existing lifelong learning programs are derived in this study.

Educational Gerontology, 41(11), 825-838. doi:10.1080/03601277.2015.1050909

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