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ERIC Number: EJ866277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7363
Psychology of Success: Overcoming Barriers to Pursuing Further Education
Goto, Stanford T.; Martin, Connie
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v57 n1 p10-21 2009
Of the many barriers that prevent adults from continuing their education, psychological barriers are least often addressed by educators. This is an important area of concern because psychological factors influence how prospective students respond to other barriers. This qualitative study was conducted to describe how adults negotiate education-related challenges as they make their way to an adult education program at a technical college. Drawing on Bandura and others, this study considers goal setting, motivation, and self-efficacy in relation to social context. The findings illustrate how psychological factors are influenced by friends and family members. Educators can utilize this principle to enhance recruitment strategies and student support. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A