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Perceived benefits of lifelong learning and the implications

Ang, Chooi Leng and Thi, Lip Sam and Pillai, Padmini and Hamzah, Abdul Rahman and Hussin, Zolkafli and Hanafi, Zahyah and Don, Mohd Sobri (2010) Perceived benefits of lifelong learning and the implications. In: Lifelong Learning International Conference 2010 (3LInC’10), 10 - 12 November 2010, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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This research attempts to examine the personal characteristics of lifelong learners and their motives behind pursuing lifelong learning. The research uses a cross-sectional data obtained from a sample of individual adult learners who are pursuing various lifelong learning programmes located at various regions of the country. A total of 767 usable questionnaires were returned for analysis. The findings from this study show that intrinsic benefits are the key drivers that motivate adult learners to participate in LLL. However, adult learners who are from younger age cohort (20-29 years old) and those who are not married had scored significantly higher extrinsic benefits. The results also show significantly difference for Chinese respondents who were found to have lower mean scores for both internal and external benefits compared to other ethnic groups.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organised by Executive Development Centre Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lifelong learning, perceived benefits, adult learners
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2011 14:04
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2016 07:21

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