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Development and Validation of Adult Life-Long Learning Continuity Test

  • Global Creative Leader: Education & Learning
  • Abbr : GCL
  • 2020, 10(3), pp.161-184
  • DOI : 10.34226/gcl.2020.10.3.161
  • Publisher : Research Institute for Gifted & Talented Education, Soongsil University
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education
  • Received : August 13, 2020
  • Accepted : September 4, 2020
  • Published : September 30, 2020

Kim, Sooyeon 1 Kyung Hwa Lee 2

1서울 마천초등학교
2숭실대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a measurement tool that can reliably and properly measure the 'continuity of lifelong learning' of adult learners. Until now, there has been a tendency to explain the motivation for learning and the intention to participate in learning by the re-enrollment or learning intention of participating programs. However, this study was conducted in order to identify the concept of 'continuity of lifelong learning' and to develop a valid test to explain it. To do this, we first identified the concept and factors through previous research, developed a tool for expert review based on this, and confirmed the content validity through 20 experts. After confirming the content validity, we constructed the test items and conducted the preliminary test and main test on 600 adults. Then, having obtained the results of exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis, the final 31 items of the 'Continuity of Lifelong Learning Measuring Tool for adults' were confirmed. The continuity of lifelong learning involves three factors; self-management strategy, willingness to continue learning, and achievement satisfaction. The reliability of the sub-variables in each area was appropriately shown as Cronbach Alpha .647∼.898, with a reliability of .858 ∼.907 and the total reliability was .941. The measurement tool developed in this study could be utilized in order to facilitate the learning of adult learners who are continuously involved in a society of lifelong learning and to help them to achieve various purposes.

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