The Effect of Positive Psychological Capital on Participation in Lifelong: Mediating effects of Self-directedness to learning

긍정심리자본이 평생학습 참여성과에 미치는 영향 : 학습에 대한 자기주도성의 매개효과

  • Lee, Hyo-Young (Department of Education, Chungnam National University)
  • Received : 2017.11.23
  • Accepted : 2018.03.09
  • Published : 2018.03.31


The purpose of this study is to empirically verify the effects of positive psychological capital on participation in lifelong learning as well as the mediating effect of self-directedness of adult learners in Korea. The research model was constructed using positive psychological capital as an independent variable, lifelong learning participation performance as a dependent variable, and self-directedness as a mediating variable. The results of the study are as follows: First, positive psychological capital of adult learners has a significant effect on self-directedness and participation in lifelong learning. Second, self-directedness has a significant effect on participation in lifelong learning. Third, self-directedness plays a mediating role between positive psychological capital and participation in lifelong learning. The results of this study indicate that positive learning psychology and self-directedness are important factors for participation in lifelong learning. The results of this study are expected to contribute to the development of lifelong learning systems and the development and operation of programs that can enhance positive psychological capital and self-directedness of adult learners.


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