Positive Side Effects of a Job-Related Training Program for Older Adults in South Korea

Minhong Lee, Jae Sung Choi

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Abstract

The objective of the current study was to evaluate empirically positive side effects of a job-related training program on older adults' self-esteem, depression, and social networks. A total of 70 older adults participated in the study after completing the Older Paraprofessional Training Program developed and provided by the Continuing Education Center in a university in Korea. The one group pretest-posttest design was employed to test the positive side effects of the program. The results of paired samples t tests statistically support that there are significant changes in self-esteem, depression, and social network after completing the program. The findings of the study are discussed in relation to the evaluation and development of job-related training programs for older adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalEducational Gerontology
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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