Ageing and learning as conceptualized by senior adults in two cultures : Hong Kong and Australia

Tam, Maureen, Aird, Rosemary, Boulton-Lewis, Gillian M., & Buys, Laurie (2016) Ageing and learning as conceptualized by senior adults in two cultures : Hong Kong and Australia. Current Aging Science, 9(3), pp. 1-17.

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This paper is about a study aimed to understand what successful ageing and later life learning mean to older adults in two cultures: Hong Kong and Australia. Findings from the study were reported in this paper to shed light on:

(1) the meaning of ageing and learning as conceptualized by elders in Hong Kong and Australia;

(2) the reasons for participation in later life learning, as well as, barriers for non-participation;

(3) their learning interests and instructional preferences, and finally

(4) the correlation between learning and successful ageing, and between learning and other well-being variables, including health, happiness and satisfaction of elders in Hong Kong and Australia.

Two large samples of elders from Hong Kong (n=519) and Queensland, Australia (n=421) participated in the study. Within group analysis of the data from the two locations indicated that there are more similarities, rather than differences, between elders in Hong Kong and Australia with respect to background characteristics, meanings of ageing and learning, reasons for participation, barriers for non-participation, learning interests and instructional preferences.

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ID Code: 95589
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Ageing, learning, senior adults, Hong Kong, Australia
DOI: 10.2174/1874609809666160506121845
ISSN: 1874-6098
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Copyright Owner: © 2016 Bentham Science Publishers
Deposited On: 16 May 2016 23:06
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 20:21

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