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Title: Participation in university activities for the elderly: motivations of Brazilian and Spanish seniors
Other Titles: La participación de ancianos en actividades universitarias para la tercera edad: las motivaciones de brasileños y españoles
Author: Derhun, Flávia Maria
De Souza Scolari, Giovana Aparecida
Puig Llobet, Montserrat
Salci, Maria Aparecida
Baldissera, Vanessa Denardi Antoniassi
Carreira, Lígia
Keywords: Envelliment
Issue Date: 5-Dec-2019
Publisher: Associação Brasileira de Enfermagem
Abstract: Objective: to understand the reasons that lead Brazilian and Spanish seniors to enroll in a university for the elderly. Method: a qualitative study that used Symbolic Interactionism as a theoretical reference and the Grounded Theory as a methodological reference. We interviewed 44 seniors enrolled in universities for the elderly from two countries (Brazil and Spain) between October 2014 and May 2016. Results: The motivations were related to the necessity of occupying the free time, even for improving health; to the opportunity of access to university learning bypassing formal education criteria; to the expansion of social relations, sought through the creation of new friendships, the desire to know other people's life experiences, and the exchange of knowledge. Final considerations: older people have sought in universities for the elderly a pleasurable way of learning and occupying the free time.
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It is part of: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem, 2019, vol. 72, num. Suppl 2, p. 104-110
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ISSN: 0034-7167
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Infermeria de Salut Pública, Salut mental i Maternoinfantil)

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