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Verification of the Mediation Effect of Creativity in the Relationship between the Core Competencies of Lifelong Educators and the Life Competencies of Adult Learners

평생교육자의 핵심역량과 성인학습자 생애능력의 관계에서 창의성에 대한 매개효과 검증

  • 김은임 (호서대학교 교육대학원)
  • Received : 2019.02.25
  • Accepted : 2019.05.03
  • Published : 2019.05.31

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the mediation effect of creativity in the relationship between the core competencies of lifelong educators and the life competencies of adult learners. A survey was conducted for adults participating in the lifelong education programs in lifelong education institutes in Gyeonggi-do. Consequently, a toows. First, among the life competencies of adult learners, the problem solving ability showed the highest correlations with the planning, action, and support competencies, which are the sub-factors of the core cotal of 520 questionnaires were used for research analysis. The main findings of this study are as follmpetencies of lifelong educators. Among the creativity factors of adult learners, unique flexibility showed high correlations with the life competencies of adult learners. Second, the core competencies and creativity of lifelong educators had a 74.6% effect on the life competencies of adult learners. Among them, creativity was a variable that had a greater effect on the life competencies of adult leaners than on the core competencies of lifelong educators. Third, the mediation effect of creativity in the relationship between the core competencies of lifelong educators and the life competencies of adult learners was verified. The results of this study proved that the creativity of adult learners is an important variable for improving life competencies and that qualitative improvement through the core competencies of lifelong educators is required.

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Fig. 1. Research Model

Table 1. Scale of core competencies of lifelong educators

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Table 2. Scale of lifetime competencies of adult learners

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Table 3. Scale of creativity of adult learners

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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. Correlation

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Table 4. Research Model fit

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Table 5. Validation results of the hypothesis

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Table 6. Mediating effect of wisdom

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