Abstract

This descriptive study expands the understanding of the impact of self-directed learning (SDL) on older adults’ health care. Findings reveal motivating and controlling factors that influence learners, identifies a SDL process specific to health care, offers insights into the perceptions older adults’ hold, and barriers they encounter.

Keywords

Self-directed learning, older adults, health care

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The Role of Self-Directed Learning in Older Adults’ Health Care

This descriptive study expands the understanding of the impact of self-directed learning (SDL) on older adults’ health care. Findings reveal motivating and controlling factors that influence learners, identifies a SDL process specific to health care, offers insights into the perceptions older adults’ hold, and barriers they encounter.