What are the Differences among Adult Students Regarding Self-Confidence and Motivation to Learn?

Leticja Papa-Gusho

Abstract


Nowadays, the number of adult students, who want to graduate in public universities in our country is increasing rapidly. But, what are the characteristics of these students regarding self-confidence and motivation to learn? What are the differences that exist in between adult students groups who have a secondary education degree, those with a university degree and the ones with a master degree? This article aims at giving an overview of the differences that exist between the group of adult students who have finished high school, the group of adult students who have finished the university and those with a master degree, regarding self-confidence and motivation learn. Statistical analyzes were performed using SPSS program, and more precisely, the comparison between groups was performed using ANOVA parametric test-s. In conclusion, from the results it was confirmed that, there are statistically significant differences in terms of self-confidence among high school and university groups. On the other hand, from the data collected we were confirmed that, there were no such significant differences in between the groups as far as the issue of the motivation to learn is concerned.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2013.v3n2p351


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