Influence of Core Competencies of Lifelong Educators on the Lifetime Ability of Adult Learners: Focusing on Mediating Effect of Adult Learners' Wisdom

평생교육자의 핵심역량이 성인학습자의 생애능력에 미치는 영향: 성인학습자 지혜의 매개효과를 중심으로

  • Kim, Eun-Im (Dept. of Human Resource Development, Hoseo university) ;
  • Song, Sun-Hee (Dept. of Human Resource Development, Hoseo university)
  • 김은임 (호서대학교 인재개발학과) ;
  • 송선희 (호서대학교 인재개발학과)
  • Received : 2018.08.31
  • Accepted : 2018.11.02
  • Published : 2018.11.30


The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of lifelong educators' core competencies as a mediating effect on adult learners' ability to function. The subject of this study was aimed at adult learners participating in lifelong education programs at lifelong educational institutions located in Gyeonggi Province. and was finally used for a total of 520 additional analyses. The main findings of this study are as follows: first, regarding the correlation between the core competence of lifelong educators and the life ability of adult learners, core competence has a static association with wisdom. In addition, wisdom has a high static association with life expectancy. Second, the core competence and wisdom of lifelong educators were found to have a significant static impact on adult learners' life abilities, accounting for 66.8%. Specifically, the most significant predictors of life's ability were creative problem solving, consideration for others, and acceptance of change, which were lower factors of wisdom. Third, the impact of a lifetime educator's core competence on adult learners is not significant. It was found that core competence has an indirect influence on life capacity through the mediating effect of wisdom, and that wisdom has directly interfaced the relationship between core competence and life ability. Taken together, these results proved that the core competence and wisdom of a lifelong educator are important variables for adult learner's life abilities. Based on this, the core competence of lifelong educators being taught in the field of lifelong education should be enhanced, and the ability of adult learners to utilize the wisdom that has been developed through the experiences of adult learners, to improve their life skills.

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Fig. 1. Research Model

Table 1. Model fit of Confirmatory Factor Analysis

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Table 2. Confirmatory Factor Analysis Study Model Results

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Table 3. Research Model fit

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Table 4. Validation results of the hypothesis

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Table 5. Mediating effect of wisdom

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