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ERIC Number: EJ932563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Motivations and Benefits of the Travel Experiences of Older Adults
Ahn, Young-Joo; Janke, Megan C.
Educational Gerontology, v37 n8 p653-673 2011
The motivations and benefits of educational travel among individuals aged 55 years old and over were examined in this study. A total of 136 older adults enrolled in Elderhostel programs participated in this study and reported their perceived benefits and motivations for engaging in educational travel experiences. Correlation analyses were used to explore relationships between the adults' perceived benefits and motivations. Analyses of variance were conducted and significant differences in adults' motivations for educational travel were found by gender, education level, health, and activity level of the program. The findings from this study are discussed in terms of successful aging, and implications for organizations offering educational travel programs are provided. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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