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Chou, Chun-Yang; Chen, Chiao-Shan; Lee, Mei-Chen; Lin, Shun-Tzu; Sun, Juo-Hsiang – Educational Gerontology, 2023
This study aimed to understand the behaviors of older adults in rural areas at all stages of active aging after participating in senior self-directed learning groups. This study adopted a qualitative research method and conducted one-on-one semi-structured interviews with six members of a senior learning center in a rural area. The themes…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Exercise, Diseases
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Yeh, Chun-Ting – Educational Gerontology, 2023
Since 2008, the Taiwanese government has been establishing Active Aging Learning Centers (AALCs) throughout Taiwan. As of 2021, AALCs had been established in Taiwan's 368 townships and cities, representing a milestone in the development of senior education in Taiwan. This study investigated the experiences of AALC lecturers with various teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Education, Student Motivation
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IBIlI, Emin; Ilhanli, Nevruz; ZayIm, Nese; Yardimci, Ahmet – Educational Gerontology, 2023
This study was aimed at determining the factors that affect the intentions of University of the Third Age (UTA) students toward e-learning systems by using Structural Equation Modeling. For this purpose, factors such as Self-Efficacy, Experience, Social Norms, Enjoyment, and Anxiety, suggested as external factors in the General Extended Technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Intention, Influences
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Li, Qiwei; Noah, Amanda; Knight, Becky – Educational Gerontology, 2023
Understanding college students' level of ageism is important for older adults' social inclusion and recruiting future workforce. This study extends the understanding of ageism among students of health- and non-health-oriented majors and the factors associated with students' attitudes. 246 students participated in this survey study and were…
Descriptors: College Students, Empathy, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults
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Hungwe, Chipo; Mugari, Zvenyika Eckson; Hungwe, Elda – Educational Gerontology, 2023
This paper employs textual analysis to explain how older adults are depicted in children's textbooks at primary school with specific focus on grade 3 level which is the beginning of Junior school at primary level. Because these textbooks are studied throughout the country, this discussion provides a picture of the national situation in so far as…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Illustrations, Textbooks, Elementary School Students
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Salifu, Inusah – Educational Gerontology, 2023
This research examined the decisions of retiring university teachers to continue work after retirement in the same profession or leave for other employment or non-paid activities. The study used a questionnaire to collect data from 231 respondents purposively drawn from 20 Ghanaian public universities. Analyses of the data revealed that most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Retirement, Decision Making, Career Change
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Okur, Elif; Akbal, Yagmur; Yagci Sentürk, Aysun; Dastan, Buket; Kuralay, Çigdem – Educational Gerontology, 2023
Prospective technicians for elderly care are indispensable elements that should be included in the relevant system to meet the ever-increasing care needs of the aging world population and increase the quality of care. This research was conducted to evaluate the attitudes of students in the elderly care program at the associate degree toward the…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Correlation, Associate Degrees, Student Attitudes
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Petersen, Jennifer – Educational Gerontology, 2023
This is the first meta-analysis to examine the outcomes of nonfamilial, intergenerational programs (IGP) on youth and older adults. Relevant studies were identified by screening the abstracts from five systematic reviews on the impact of intergenerational programs on psychosocial outcomes. After all studies were screened 23 independent studies…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Program Effectiveness, Older Adults, Youth
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Lim, Jin Seop; Park, Myung-Bae; O'Kelly, Christine H.; Knopf, Richard C.; Talmage, Craig A. – Educational Gerontology, 2023
This study seeks to develop Age-Friendly University (AFU) implementation guidelines to enable universities to self-identify their age-friendliness levels and establish specific strategies toward becoming an AFU. The survey was completed by primary leads for 26 AFUs-recognized institutions globally. The questionnaires included an inventory of 68…
Descriptors: Universities, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Indicators, Guidelines
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Yao, Ching-Teng; Lee, Bih-O; Hong, Hong; Su, Yi-Ching – Educational Gerontology, 2023
Music therapy can help social workers deal with negative behaviors and symptoms of dementia in older adults without drugs or physical restraints, thereby improving the quality of care. This study tested the effectiveness of music therapy activities for improving agitated behavior in older adults with dementia living in long-term care institutions.…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Intervention, Dementia, Program Effectiveness
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Pezzuti, Lina; Michelotti, Clara; Dawe, James; Lang, Margherita – Educational Gerontology, 2023
The aim of the paper was to study the intellectual profile of 94 gifted elders aged 60-90 years old with an IQ equal to or higher than 130 on at least one of the four primary indexes of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale -- Fourth Edition. Their performances in the 15 subtests, in the Full Scale Intelligence Quotient, in the primary,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Intelligence Quotient, Gifted, Adults
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Chen, Liuying – Educational Gerontology, 2022
There has been a new fad rising in English learning among older Chinese people. By making their motivations clear, we can figure out ways to assist and facilitate their learning. The purpose of this study is to explore the motivations and objectives based on the Self-Determined Theory. To obtain comprehensive data for the study,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Lee, Jihyun; Tomimbang, Adriane Cris; Lim, Jongil – Educational Gerontology, 2022
This pilot study was conducted to identify the effects of an 8-week aquatics program with peer-led learning on the functional fitness, postural stability, self-efficacy, and quality of life in older adults. Twenty older adults with a mean age of 65.5 were assigned to either a non-peer-led group or a peer-led-group. Both groups received 60-min…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Self Efficacy, Physical Fitness, Human Posture
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Luevanich, Chayanit; Naklong, Aimorn; Ngansakul, Porntip – Educational Gerontology, 2022
This study aimed to investigate Phuket Rajabhat University's role in academic services for the complete aged society. 65 participants, 50 years old and above, were included in the in-depth interview and focus group, content analysis was used for the data analysis. 959 participants were collected data by the questionnaire. The findings revealed…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Universities, Content Analysis, College Role
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Zhu, Xiaowen – Educational Gerontology, 2022
Older adults' m-learning activities have attracted the attention of scholars because of the heterogeneity of older adults and ever-changing learning needs triggered by technology development. However, a profound division remains between the research framework of m-learning for young people and that for older adults. This research explores the…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Electronic Learning, Learning Motivation, Behavior
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