Chinese retirees' learning interests: A qualitative analysis

Yee Man Angela Leung, Iris Chi, Chung Lim Vico Chiang

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This paper reports the results of two semistructured focus group interviews with 17 retirees that explore the issues these retirees perceived as central to their learning in later life (LLL). Focus is especially placed on the factors leading to their learning interests after retirement. A total of six themes (past experience in adulthood and voluntary work, perception of learning, social support, living alone, self-efficacy, and openness) were identified to be related to learning interest in later life. This study has implications for future research and service planning of LLL in the Chinese population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1105-1121
Number of pages17
JournalEducational Gerontology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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