The long-term effects of school education on further education: a longitudinal view on motivation and behaviour in youth and adulthood


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Author: Sandau, Matthias


As school learning should enable people to self-determine their own lives, its long-lasting relevance for participation in further education is an essential outcome. Contemporary adult education research shows that beliefs and memories from one's school years have an impact on the motivation to pursue further education in working life. However, almost no longitudinal research exists that investigates the long-term forces behind adults' motivation to educate themselves. Hence, the present study examined whether students' learning-related behaviour, cognitions and emotions that developed...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Outcomes; Adult and community education; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Self efficacy; Learning motivation; Longitudinal study; School; Adult learning; Learning experience

Geographic subjects: Germany; Europe

Published: Bristol, England: Bristol University Press, 2022

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Journal volume: 13

Journal number: 4

Journal date: October 2022

Pages: pp. 527-550

ISSN: 1757-9597

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 151.500

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