Determinants of user demand for lifelong learning in institutions of higher education


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Author: Sabria-Bernado, Betlem; Llinas-Audet, Xavier; Isus, Sofia


The main objective of this study is to identify the determinants that influence user demand for lifelong learning in institutions of higher education. Qualitative methodology was used to develop an instrument and a quantitative approach was used for the remainder of the study. After a literature review and in-depth interviews with experts in lifelong learning, [the authors] obtained the dimensions of the study and validated a questionnaire using expert opinion and a pilot test. The results and conclusions drawn from this study indicate the existence of three dimensions in user demand for...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Lifelong learning; Providers of education and training; Participation; Teaching and learning; Career development

Keywords: Decision making; Learning motivation; Education and training needs; Enrolment; University; European Union

Geographic subjects: Europe; Great Britain

Published: Oxford, England: John Wiley and Sons, 2017

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Journal volume: 21

Journal number: 2

Journal date: June 2017

Pages: pp. 145-166

ISSN: 1360-3736, 1468-2419 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 128.700

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