The Relationship between the Motivation for I-Ching Learning, Life and Family Satisfaction in a Lifelong Learning Program of I Ching University

Abstract

Individuals facing the competitive environment will need to learn how to live together, to know, to be, to do, and to change. The foundation of philosophy for Chinese culture is I-Ching. The theory of I-Ching emphasis on the rule of harmony and balance, it will meet these learning goals. The purpose of this study is to explore how adult perform high level of learning motivation in I-Ching study will facilitate the life satisfaction and family satisfaction. I-Ching University, a nonprofit social education oriented organization is the pioneer of lifelong learning in Taiwan. The University contributes on promoting I-Ching education. Purposive sampling method was conducted, 473 responders enrolled in WeiXin master program of I-Ching University as the sample of this study. The result indicated that (1) Female responders in both family togetherness of learning motivation and overall learning motivation were significantly higher than male responders. (2) Ages and both family togetherness and social stimulation of learning motivation have positive relationship. (3) Social contact, social stimulation, and cognitive interest of learning motivation have positive prediction effects on life satisfaction. (4) Social contact and cognitive interest of learning motivation and overall learning motivation have positive prediction effects on family satisfaction. This finding signifies the differences in both age and gender will have different perception on the importance of learning motivation. Increasing the levels of social contact and cognitive interest of I-Ching learning motivation will effectively facilitate the life satisfaction and family satisfaction. Recommendations for future research on adult lifelong learning are also included.



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Li-Yueh Chen, WeiXin College, Taiwan
Chen-Mei Li, WeiXin College, Taiwan
Po-Chang Lin, MingDao University, Taiwan
Ying Lee, National Kaohsiung Marine University, Taiwan

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Conference: ACE2015
Stream: Adult and lifelong learning

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