Cogito Ergo Sum: A Grounded Theory of the Filipino Elderly Transition Experiences in Third Age Education Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335119
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cogito Ergo Sum: A Grounded Theory of the Filipino Elderly Transition Experiences in Third Age Education Program
Other Titles:
Healthcare Education for the Older Adult
Author(s):
Escolar Chua, Rowena
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Rowena Escolar Chua, PhD, RN, wengchua72@gmail.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: A considerable number of studies have been carried out to explore the experiences of the elderly engaging in third age education, but most of these investigations have focused on elderly motivation, the benefits accruing from their participation, and the barriers they have encountered during their lifelong learning experience. However, there has been little attempt to probe into the experiences of the elderly engaging in third age education and how they view themselves during that time. This grounded theory study purported to describe the processes through which a select group of Filipino elderly experienced community-based third age learning programs. Methods: Cognizant of the purpose of this study, the grounded theory design was employed. A series of in-depth interviews were conducted on 24 Filipino elderly who participated in a four-month third age education program. Results: This study revealed four distinct and yet inter-related stages of Holding Back, Opening Up, Moving Forward and Empowering which were embedded in the model, H.O.M.E: A Pulley Model of Elderly Participation in Third Age Education Program. The emerged model is a valuable compass for gerontologists as they provide meaningful and geriatric-friendly programs, projects and activities that address the growing needs of the elderly but also facilitate their smooth entry to and completion of their third age learning participation. Conclusion: This model provides a greater understanding of how these elderly go through their learning experience, from the time they hesitantly started the program until they were able to go beyond their expectations. The H.O.M.E Pulley Model has important implications to geriatric education as it provides educators a comprehensive model that they can use in understanding and facilitating the various facets of participation of the elderly in third age learning.
Keywords:
filipino elderly; HOME pulley model; third age education
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14C09
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleCogito Ergo Sum: A Grounded Theory of the Filipino Elderly Transition Experiences in Third Age Education Programen
dc.title.alternativeHealthcare Education for the Older Adulten
dc.contributor.authorEscolar Chua, Rowenaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsRowena Escolar Chua, PhD, RN, wengchua72@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335119-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: A considerable number of studies have been carried out to explore the experiences of the elderly engaging in third age education, but most of these investigations have focused on elderly motivation, the benefits accruing from their participation, and the barriers they have encountered during their lifelong learning experience. However, there has been little attempt to probe into the experiences of the elderly engaging in third age education and how they view themselves during that time. This grounded theory study purported to describe the processes through which a select group of Filipino elderly experienced community-based third age learning programs. Methods: Cognizant of the purpose of this study, the grounded theory design was employed. A series of in-depth interviews were conducted on 24 Filipino elderly who participated in a four-month third age education program. Results: This study revealed four distinct and yet inter-related stages of Holding Back, Opening Up, Moving Forward and Empowering which were embedded in the model, H.O.M.E: A Pulley Model of Elderly Participation in Third Age Education Program. The emerged model is a valuable compass for gerontologists as they provide meaningful and geriatric-friendly programs, projects and activities that address the growing needs of the elderly but also facilitate their smooth entry to and completion of their third age learning participation. Conclusion: This model provides a greater understanding of how these elderly go through their learning experience, from the time they hesitantly started the program until they were able to go beyond their expectations. The H.O.M.E Pulley Model has important implications to geriatric education as it provides educators a comprehensive model that they can use in understanding and facilitating the various facets of participation of the elderly in third age learning.en
dc.subjectfilipino elderlyen
dc.subjectHOME pulley modelen
dc.subjectthird age educationen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:44:46Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:44:46Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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