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Motivators and benefits of educational pursuits among members of cultural communities


Leal-Lam, Eva L. (2004) Motivators and benefits of educational pursuits among members of cultural communities. In: Knowledge Management International Conference and Exhibition 2004 (KMICE 2004), 14-15 February 2004, Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Penang.

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Abstract

This investigation identified the motivators and benefits of education and how these variables are related.Conducted in October 2001, the cultural communities in Panay were selected through cluster sampling.This descriptive research utilized a validated researcher-made data-gathering instrument. Means, standard deviations, ranks, the t-test for independence, the One-Way ANOVA, and the Pearson’s were employed set at .05. Results revealed that the most predominant motivators of education were: “education is a vital ingredient for success”; to provide better food for the family”; and, “ to prove that the community group is also educable”.The most predominant benefits they derived from education were: “feeling more secure in life”; “the family now eats food appropriate for good nutrition”; and, “having gained more friends”.The participants differed in their motivators of education when grouped according to gender, age, ethnic group, and education and in their felt benefits from education when classified according to ethnic group and education.The participants’ motivation to pursue and felt benefits derived from education were positively and significantly correlated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 983-2865-90-5 Organized by: Faculty of Information Technology, UUM
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 03:12
Last Modified: 12 May 2015 03:12
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13911

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