ERIC Number: EJ476950
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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Understanding the Decision to Participate in Formal Adult Education.
Henry, Gary T.; Basile, Kathleen C.
Adult Education Quarterly, v44 n2 p64-82 Win 1994
Responses from 138 participants in adult education and 180 who sought information but never enrolled showed that motivation was not the sole influence on participation. Major life changes made enrollment less likely; knowledge and meeting new people were weak motivators; and cost was a major deterrent. Availability of substitutes to meet needs influenced the participation decision. (SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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