Factors influencing the intention of Malaysian working adults towards lifelong learning

Oh, Vincent Kim Seng and Khan @ Thandar Oo, Nasreen and Yong, David Gun Fie and Sarwar, Abdullah (2016) Factors influencing the intention of Malaysian working adults towards lifelong learning. Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL), 8 (2). pp. 227-242. ISSN 2073-7904

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Abstract

Lifelong learning is an option to fulfil societal needs in order to create a dynamic society. The rising in participation in lifelong learning programmes contributed due to the pressure of globalization and technologies in Malaysia’s changing demography. Therefore, this study aimed at identifying the factors that influence the intention of the Malaysian working adults towards lifelong learning and to develop marketing strategies for Malaysian education providers. The foundation of this study is based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour. However, two additional variables were included as the extension to the current model which is trust and perceived usefulness. This research was designed as a cross-sectional field survey, where questionnaire were used for data collection. The target population for this study were the Malaysian working adults who are working in different organizations within the Klang Valley area. The sample size for this research is 210. The hypothesized path analysis was conducted through the Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). All the hypotheses were accepted due to the fact that they were statistically significant. The study provides the management of lifelong education centre an insight to develop effective marketing strategies to satisfy that value of potential customers. The findings will also be beneficial to government agencies, policy maker and higher education practitioner by creating insight into adult learner perception and building intentional behaviour to purchase the product. Finally, limitations were discussed and future study direction is proposed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitude, Perceive behavioural control, Subjective norms, Trust, Perceive usefulness, Lifelong learning, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2017 04:22
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2017 04:22
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/6456

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