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ERIC Number: EJ1058311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-2368-4526
Exploring Motivational and Learning Differences with Mature Students in Post-Secondary Education
Murray, William C.; Smith, Leslie; Nielson, Keith
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, v3 p189-194 2010
This study examines the differences that exist among various age cohorts attending a post-secondary educational institution. Respondents were from the New Brunswick Community College's six separate campuses (n = 251). Significant differences were found to exist predominantly around social and family issues. Although differences did appear based on age groupings, a small amount of variation appeared when compared with theoretical literature. The largest barrier to post-secondary education that existed, regardless of age, was the financial burden placed upon the learner.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada