ERIC Number: EJ1049297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Learner Autonomy and Selected Demographic Characteristics as They Relate to Life Satisfaction among Older Adults in Malaysia
Ng, Siew Foen; Confessore, Gary J.
Educational Gerontology, v41 n5 p361-372 2015
Malaysia currently has about three million senior citizens. United Nations statistics show that Malaysia is likely to reach "aging nation" status by the year 2035. It is important to address the issues that may have impact on the needs and concerns of this growing population. This study examined the relationships of life satisfaction, learner autonomy, and selected demographic variables of older adults in the state of Kelantan, Malaysia. A convenience sample of 111 adults, age 50 or older, participated in this survey. Statistical analyses assessed relationships of demographic variables to Learner Autonomy Profile and Life Satisfaction Scores. Findings reveal ethnicity, education level and living area correlate significantly with the learner autonomy scores. Only education level was found to significantly correlate with life satisfaction. Results indicate a significant relationship of learner autonomy scores and life satisfaction scores. Implications for practice and recommendations for further study and public policy emphases are discussed.
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Older Adults, Personal Autonomy, Scores, Public Policy, Foreign Countries, Correlation, Statistical Analysis, Educational Attainment, Surveys, Measures (Individuals), Aging (Individuals), Population Trends
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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