Learning and active aging

Boulton-Lewis, Gillian M., Buys, Laurie, & Lovie-Kitchin, Janette E. (2006) Learning and active aging. Educational Gerontology, 32(4), pp. 271-282.

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Learning is an important aspect of aging productively. This paper describes results from 2645 respondents (aged from 50 to 74 + years) to a 165-variable postal survey in Australia. The focus is on learning and its relation to work; social, spiritual, and emotional status; health; vision; home; life events; and demographic details. Clustering analysis showed that learning and health were most important. The relationship between variables was then investigated using the Gamma test by age, and factor and regression analyses. Of the respondents, 6% discussed learning in the open statement on the questionnaire. Implications are drawn from the results for learning.

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ID Code: 8563
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Author contact details: l.buys@qut.edu.au
Keywords: Further Education, General Psychology, Geriatrics and Aging, Health, Sex and Medical Education
DOI: 10.1080/03601270500494030
ISSN: 1521-0472
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Educational Gerontology 32(4):pp. 271-282.
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:23

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