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Tam, Maureen – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This paper discusses retirement as a learning process, where learning, be it formal or informal, enables retirees to adjust to the transition from work to retirement. Such discussion is important given the fact that the world population is aging and that more people are retiring in the next few decades. Moreover, people are experiencing an…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Longitudinal Studies, Retirement, Preretirement Education
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Kim, Hyejin; Abell, Neil; Cheatham, Leah; Paek, Insu – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The purpose of this study is to validate a multidimensional measure assessing attitudes toward education for older adults. As the elderly population and the demands of education among older adults have increased, the engagement of social workers in educational settings for older adults has also increased. Therefore, assessing social workers'…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Adult Education, Older Adults, Educational Attitudes
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Meyer, Claudia; Ogrin, Rajna; Al-Zubaidi, Hamzah; Appannah, Arti; McMillan, Sally; Barrett, Elizabeth; Browning, Colette – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Population ageing signals the need for a responsive community aged care workforce respectful of older people's diverse healthcare needs. Person-centered care premises individual needs and preferences to enhance participation in health care. Training for diversity does not yet exist for this workforce, but is necessary to ensure appropriate care…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Cultural Pluralism, Community Health Services, Training
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Gould, Christine E.; Shah, Shruti; Brunskill, Sarah R.; Brown, Krista; Oliva, Nancy L.; Hosseini, Charissa; Bauer, Elizabeth; Huh, J. W. Terri – Educational Gerontology, 2017
We describe the development of a telephone-based program, Recreation, Education, and Socialization for Older Learning Veterans (RESOLV) that aims to connect Veterans with one another by phone and thereby reduce loneliness. The program was developed through a collaboration between VA and a community-based organization, Episcopal Senior Communities…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Veterans Education, Telephone Instruction, Recreational Activities
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Boulton-Lewis, Gillian M.; Pike, Lucinda; Tam, Maureen; Buys, Laurie – Educational Gerontology, 2017
In this article, the discussion of loss and its relationship to learning is based on the analysis of interview data from 39 older adults in Hong Kong and 40 in Australia. The focus of the research was on ageing and learning. The phenomenon of life changes, specifically losses, and their relationship to learning was frequently mentioned, and this…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Learning, Foreign Countries
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Tullo, Ellen; Greaves, Laura; Wakeling, Luisa – Educational Gerontology, 2016
As the number of older people in society increases, gaining an awareness of the needs of an aging population is important for university students from all academic backgrounds. Using a multidisciplinary approach to aging, we developed a new teaching module (NU-AGE [Newcastle University Aging Generations Education]) aimed at students enrolled in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Gerontology, Older Adults
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Silver, Michelle Pannor; Pang, N. Celeste; Williams, Sarah A. – Educational Gerontology, 2015
For individuals with strong work identities, the decision to retire can be particularly challenging. For academic physicians, retirement is an important personal decision that also has far-reaching implications for the healthcare system. This is because academic physicians are responsible for producing the research from which key medical decisions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physicians, Retirement, Research Universities
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Zheng, Robert; Spears, Jeffrey; Luptak, Marilyn; Wilby, Frances – Educational Gerontology, 2015
The current study examined factors related to older adults' perceptions of Internet use. Three hundred ninety five older adults participated in the study. The factor analysis revealed four factors perceived by older adults as critical to their Internet use: social connection, self-efficacy, the need to seek financial information, and the need to…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Gerontology, Internet, Attitude Measures
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Kim, Tae-Young; Kim, Yoon-Kyoung – Educational Gerontology, 2015
This study explores motivational and demotivational factors in English learning among elderly learners attending a lifelong education institute located in Seoul, South Korea. A total of 420 elderly learners with limited English learning experience responded to a questionnaire with 47 five-point Likert-type items. In order to investigate what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation
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Bonifas, Robin P.; Mehrotra, Gita R. – Educational Gerontology, 2014
Considerable research highlights the value of mentorship to the professional development of early career faculty in academia, yet less research focuses on factors motivating individuals to provide formal guidance to junior colleagues. Given that new social work faculty, in particular, may not receive sufficient mentoring, understanding what…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Social Work, College Faculty, Mentors
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Bryanton, Olive; Weeks, Lori E. – Educational Gerontology, 2014
It is clear that while transition from being a driver to being a non-driver is an important, and often negative, event in the life of older adults, there is little support available to help older adults through this transition. This study focuses on increasing our understanding of issues about driving cessation and to inform the development of…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Education, Motor Vehicles, Certification
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Nguyen, Satoko; Tirrito, Teresa S.; Barkley, William M. – Educational Gerontology, 2014
In developed countries, healthy retirees can fulfill their life, but may fear growing old. Yet, there is little empirical data on the relationship between this fear and life satisfaction. This cross-sectional, correlational survey study tested whether a new, summated measure of Fears About Growing Old (FAGO)--derived from exemplifications of…
Descriptors: Fear, Predictor Variables, Life Satisfaction, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Dianbing; Yang, Xinxiao; Aagard, Steve Dale – Educational Gerontology, 2012
Empty nest syndrome occurs as a result of urbanization and loosened relationships among family members. It may threaten the life quality of older adults and stability of society as a whole. This survey was designed to investigate the situation and factors that influence the life quality of a sample of older adults in a western state. Thirty-five…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Older Adults, Family Relationship, Surveys