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Hori, Shigeo; Choi, Ilseon; Park, Jisuk – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This study compares older adult learning in Korean and Japanese sample populations, paying special attention to learning after age 70. Surveys with nearly identical questionnaires were conducted in the Bundang Senior Welfare Center in Korea (N = 549, mean age 73.6 years) and at Osaka Prefecture Senior College in Japan (N = 1,491, 787, mean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Learning, Comparative Analysis
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Choi, Sora; Park, Myonghwa – Educational Gerontology, 2017
People with dementia (PWD) and their family caregivers need an increasing number of diverse health and social services. A multidisciplinary person-centered approach to dementia services is required to meet the complex needs of PWD and their family caregivers. However, educational programs struggle to prepare health and social work students to meet…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Dementia, Research Projects, Experiential Learning
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Choi, Ilseon; Hori, Shigeo – Educational Gerontology, 2016
This paper compares the governance of education for older people in Japan and Korea. The findings revealed that the overall mechanisms of governance for the education of older people shared a number of similar features such as the structure of relevant laws, ministries, and policies. However, differences were also found regarding independence of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Adult Education, Older Adults
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Cho, Hyejin; Suh, Wookyung; Lee, Jiyoung; Jang, Younju; Kim, Minjung – Educational Gerontology, 2016
This study investigated a retirement coaching educational program using the mixed method research design. A structured survey was distributed to 48 financial planners who had undergone 50-hour retirement education including retirement coaching. The coaching was conducted in two sessions in 2015. Results revealed that first, the retirement coaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coaching (Performance), Preretirement Education, Mixed Methods Research
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Jang, Miseon; Lee, Yeunsook – Educational Gerontology, 2015
This study aims to verify the effects of an education program on home renovation for fall prevention among older people, more specifically fall efficacy and home renovation intentions. A quasiexperimental study with nonequivalent control and comparative groups was conducted to demonstrate the effects of the education. A total of 51 older people…
Descriptors: Prevention, Injuries, Interviews, Surveys
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Lee, Eun-Kyoung Othelia; Lee, Jungui – Educational Gerontology, 2013
This study examined the associations of educational level with functioning and life satisfaction among community-dwelling older adults in South Korea ("n" = 4,152). The sample was drawn from Wave I of the Korean Longitudinal Study on Aging. To examine educational disparities, separate analyses were run to note predictors in less educated…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies
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Kim, Yujin – Educational Gerontology, 2013
As the prevalence of suicide among the elderly has developed in recent years into one of the more serious social problems in South Korea, preventing these elderly suicides has emerged as a national priority. Korean social workers play a major role in the recent elderly suicide prevention efforts that were implemented starting in 2007. The purpose…
Descriptors: Suicide, Social Work, Older Adults, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Eun-Kyoung Othelia; Yoon, Hyunsook; Lee, Jungui; Yoon, Jiyoung; Chang, Eunjin – Educational Gerontology, 2012
This community-based, health promotion intervention for seniors provided a comprehensive review of the effect of body-mind-spirit (BMS) interventions on health behaviors. The 12-week curriculum offered sessions on exercise, nutrition, sexuality, leisure, stress management, cognitive behavioral therapy, forgiveness, and happiness. Gerontological…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Stress Management
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Lee, Minhong; Choi, Jae-Sung – Educational Gerontology, 2012
The objective of the current study was to evaluate empirically positive side effects of a job-related training program on older adults' self-esteem, depression, and social networks. A total of 70 older adults participated in the study after completing the Older Paraprofessional Training Program developed and provided by the Continuing Education…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Social Networks
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Lee, Minhong – Educational Gerontology, 2010
The aim of this study was to develop and validate an assessment tool for research consent competence in older participants. A four-item instrument was developed to assess the capacity of the older adults to consent to research. Data were obtained from 203 nursing home residents from two facilities and 201 community-dwelling older adults in a…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Nursing Homes, Foreign Countries, Item Analysis
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Cha, Myeonghwa; Seo, Sunhee – Educational Gerontology, 2009
This study identified dietetic students' knowledge of aging, attitudes, and intentions to provide services to the elderly and compared the cross-cultural differences between the United States and South Korea. The results show that knowledge about aging and the elderly, coursework experiences, and internship experiences are much greater among…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Older Adults, Dietetics
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Jeong, Heisawn; Kim, Hyo Sik – Educational Gerontology, 2009
In this study, young, middle-aged, and elderly adults read two different history texts. In the "knowledge advantage" condition, readers read a history text about an event that was well-known to readers of all ages but most familiar to elderly adults. In the "no advantage" condition, readers read a history text about a political…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adults, Young Adults, Age Differences