Associations between motivation to learn, basic skills, and adult education and training participation among older adults in the USA

September 19, 2019


  • Takashi Yamashita
  • Phyllis A. Cummins
  • Roberto J. Millar
  • Shalini Sahoo
  • Thomas J. Smith

The objective to this study is to examine the associations between the motivation to learn, basic skills (i.e., literacy and numeracy), and organised adult education and training (AET) participation among the middle-aged and older adults in the USA. Rapid technological advancement and globalisation necessitate individuals to engage in lifelong learning to actively participate in society.

International Journal of Lifelong Education, doi:10.1080/02601370.2019.1666927


  • Education
  • Workforce Issues