What are the Factors which Affect the Motivation to Learn to Adult Students?

Leticja Papa-Gusho

Abstract


The motivation to learn is very important for adult students. We know that, when there is no motivation to learn, there is no learning. So, it is very important to create an interesting learning climate for adult student. The aim of this paper is to present some of the factors that are influencing adult students’ learning motivation and to show the predictive factor to a more significant motivation. The methodology of this paper concerns mainly the quantitative methods. The sample consists of adult students that are frequenting part-time study in some Albanian University in 2011-2012 academic years. The stage sampling is used for the selection of the sample out of the whole population. Statistical analyzes were performed using SPSS program, and more precisely, to predict motivation to learn from other factors, is used multiple regression. In conclusion, from the result it was confirmed that 36 % of the variance in dependent variable, which is motivation to learn, can be predicted from the independent variables that are establishing inclusion for adult students, engendering competence among adult students, developing positive attitude toward learning and enhancing meaning for adult students in the classrooms. The data, also, show that F (4,302) =43.998, p = .000 and the variable that predicts better motivation to learning for adult students, is their perception of enhancing meaning in the classrooms.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2013.v3n7p747


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