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Article: A cross-cultural study in older adults’ learning experience

TitleA cross-cultural study in older adults’ learning experience
Authors
KeywordsAged
Cross-cultural comparison
Learning
Issue Date2006
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkag.org/Publications/AJGG/Publications_AJGG.htm
Citation
Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2006, v. 1 n. 2, p. 78-83 How to Cite?
Abstract
Objective. To investigate the differences or similarities in older adults’ preferences regarding choice of courses, perceived benefits, and difficulties encountered. Methods. A cross-cultural survey in older adults’ experiences in laterlife learning was conducted. Of 1585 questionnaires sent to the United States, the United Kingdom, Finland, and China, 560 (35%) were completed and returned by December 2001. Results. About 67% of the respondents were interested in hobby/ interest courses and 56% preferred knowledge-driven courses. There was a significant difference in course choices among the four countries (p<0.05). Most older adults learned for personal satisfaction and social network building. Only 8% of respondents claimed that they had difficulties in keeping up with the pace of learning. Lack of time and problems of travelling, health, and financial constraints were difficulties encountered by older adults during learning; the differences between the four countries were significant (p<0.001). Conclusion. Discussion is made on cultural difference in later-life learning. The findings of this survey provide insights for the future formulation of learning environments for older adults.
DescriptionThe article can be viewed at http://hkag.org/Publications/AJGG/v1n2/78-T1.pdf
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88275
ISSN
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.103

 

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dc.contributor.authorLeung, AYMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_HK
dc.contributor.authorLui, YHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:41:09Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:41:09Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAsian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2006, v. 1 n. 2, p. 78-83en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1819-1576-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88275-
dc.descriptionThe article can be viewed at http://hkag.org/Publications/AJGG/v1n2/78-T1.pdf-
dc.description.abstractObjective. To investigate the differences or similarities in older adults’ preferences regarding choice of courses, perceived benefits, and difficulties encountered. Methods. A cross-cultural survey in older adults’ experiences in laterlife learning was conducted. Of 1585 questionnaires sent to the United States, the United Kingdom, Finland, and China, 560 (35%) were completed and returned by December 2001. Results. About 67% of the respondents were interested in hobby/ interest courses and 56% preferred knowledge-driven courses. There was a significant difference in course choices among the four countries (p<0.05). Most older adults learned for personal satisfaction and social network building. Only 8% of respondents claimed that they had difficulties in keeping up with the pace of learning. Lack of time and problems of travelling, health, and financial constraints were difficulties encountered by older adults during learning; the differences between the four countries were significant (p<0.001). Conclusion. Discussion is made on cultural difference in later-life learning. The findings of this survey provide insights for the future formulation of learning environments for older adults.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkag.org/Publications/AJGG/Publications_AJGG.htm-
dc.relation.ispartofAsian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatricsen_HK
dc.rightsAsian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Copyright © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press.-
dc.subjectAged-
dc.subjectCross-cultural comparison-
dc.subjectLearning-
dc.titleA cross-cultural study in older adults’ learning experienceen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLeung, AYM: angleung@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLeung, AYM=rp00405en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros119198en_HK
dc.identifier.volume1-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage78-
dc.identifier.epage83-

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