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A study of adult learners in the Lifelong Learning happiness
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 Title & Authors
A study of adult learners in the Lifelong Learning happiness
Kim, Mi-Young; Kang, Hun;
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 Abstract
This study examined the mediating effects of the adult educator`s characteristics on the relationship between the characteristics of the participants attending adult continuing education and the happiness index of lifelong learning, the motivation of participating in learning and the institution characteristics. The research results showed that there is no difference in the happiness index of lifelong learning according to the sex of the adult learners, education level, age, residence, participation experience of lifelong learning, occupation, and type of lifelong programming being participated. The characteristics of adult learners do not have a direct impact on the happiness index of lifelong learning. The characteristics of adult learners affect the characteristics of adult educators, motivation of participating in learning and institution characteristics. Although the characteristics of educators do not affect the happiness index of lifelong learning, the motivation of participating in learning and institution characteristics have a positive impact on the happiness index of lifelong learning. While the characteristics of adult educators do not have a mediating role for the characteristics of adult learners and happiness index of lifelong learning, the motivation of participating in learning and institution characteristics have shown a complete mediation for the characteristics of adult learners and the happiness index of lifelong learning. These findings suggest that the participating motivation of adult learners, adult educator`s improved understanding on adult learners and education quality of education institution are very important for increasing the happiness index through a lifelong learning experience.
 Keywords
Adult educator;Happiness index of lifelong learning;Lifelong education institution;Motivation of participating in learning;
 Language
Korean
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