1999．第27卷第2期（Vol. 27 No. 2）．pp. 83101
Social-Influence Factors and Motivations of Participation in Adult Higher Education
Yan-Fung MOK & Tsz-Man Kwong（莫引鳳、鄺子文）
This paper analyzes the motivations of two groups of adult learners participating in higher education in Hong Kong. A 51-item scale was constructed to measure the major motivational factors of adult learners. In addition, this study attempts to understand the influence of social-influence factors on motivations of participation. Results show that certain social-influence variables, including "Working Relations" and "Get a Degree," explain quite well the motivational factors identified. Although certain motivational factors still need personal variables to explain, it is confirmed that social-influence variables should be included in the framework of adult education participation.