The Influence of Gender, Ethnicity, and Age on Adult Motivation and Barriers to Education

By Sara Beth Kimmel and Mary Nell McNeese.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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Statistically significant findings by gender, age, and ethnicity are reported for 646 adults in the U.S. and Canada, detailing motivations and barriers to higher education enrolment.

Keywords: Gender and Motivation, Age and Motivation, Ethnicity and Motivation, Adult Learners, Barriers to Higher Education for Adults

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.33-42. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 924.109KB).

Dr. Sara Beth Kimmel

Dr Kimmel is Assistant Professor of Business Administration and coordinator of the International Studies program at Belhaven College, a Christian liberal arts college located in Jackson, MS, USA. She teaches International Business and Global Culture in the traditional business program, and teaches Organization Behavior, Organization Change, and Strategic Management in the graduate business program. Her research interests include gendered politics, organizational barriers to underserved groups, and the motivation of adult learners.

Dr. Mary Nell McNeese

Dr McNeese is an assistant professor at the University of Southern Mississippi. She has been teaching graduate-level statistics courses for the past 4 years. Her research focus includes large-scale longitudinal database analyses, faculty technology integration and adult learners.

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