Advanced search options

Advanced Search Options 🞨

Browse by author name (“Author name starts with…”).

Find ETDs with:

in
/  
in
/  
in
/  
in

Written in Published in Earliest date Latest date

Sorted by

Results per page:

You searched for id:"handle:11244/316818". One record found.

Search Limiters

Last 2 Years | English Only

No search limiters apply to these results.

▼ Search Limiters


University of Oklahoma

1. Wachter, Hans-Peter. Exploring Educational Interests and Preferences of Older Adults.

Degree: PhD, 2018, University of Oklahoma

This qualitative study examines the lived experience of 12 older adults aged 55 – 86, participants in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and living independently in the Midwest of the United States. The primary data collection method was semi-structured interviews. Data from the interviews were coded and analyzed guided by the research questions. The research resulted in four major themes; sociability, desire for learning, educational barriers or affordances and environmental factors. Clusters surrounding the main themes were analyzed using MAXQDA software guided by the principles of narrative, qualitative research. The illuminated experiences of the older adults serve as a framework for the discussion of exploring educational interest and the educational preferences older adults nominate. The study revealed as major themes 1. the sociability and social interaction opportunities older adults seek, 2. the desire of learning for the sake of learning, 3. barriers or affordances life-long learning poses on the older adult and 4. the preferences for factors in a learning environment. Advisors/Committee Members: Woodfin, Tom (advisor), Eodice, Michele (committee member), Bert, Shannon (committee member), Caldwell, Mack (committee member), Kim, Junghwan (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Gerontology; Elderhood; Older Adults

Record DetailsSimilar RecordsGoogle PlusoneFacebookTwitterCiteULikeMendeleyreddit

APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

Wachter, H. (2018). Exploring Educational Interests and Preferences of Older Adults. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Oklahoma. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11244/316818

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Wachter, Hans-Peter. “Exploring Educational Interests and Preferences of Older Adults.” 2018. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Oklahoma. Accessed January 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11244/316818.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Wachter, Hans-Peter. “Exploring Educational Interests and Preferences of Older Adults.” 2018. Web. 23 Jan 2019.

Vancouver:

Wachter H. Exploring Educational Interests and Preferences of Older Adults. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Oklahoma; 2018. [cited 2019 Jan 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11244/316818.

Council of Science Editors:

Wachter H. Exploring Educational Interests and Preferences of Older Adults. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Oklahoma; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11244/316818

.