Simple and multiple relationship between self-efficacy beliefs and intrinsic motivation with the desire for lifelong learning of students

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Lifelong learning is a centralized learning that occurs throughout a person's lifetime and occurs in the form of volunteering and spontaneous knowledge searches. The purpose of this study was to investigate the simple and multiple relationship between self-efficacy beliefs and intrinsic motivation with desire to learn lifelong learning. The statistical population of this study was psychological students of Payame Noor University of Ahwaz. 186 subjects were selected by simple random sampling method.The research data were obtained by self-efficacy beliefs questionnaire of Nezami, Schwarzer, & Jerusalem(1996),intrinsic motivationof Amabile (1996), and the desire to life-long learning of Dindar, & Bayrakci (2015), using Pearson correlation coefficient and regression analysis Step by Step analyzed. The results showed that self-efficacy beliefs and intrinsic motivation are predictor of variables that tend to be lifelong learning, and explain the value of 0.55 of the total variance of criterion variables.Also, self-efficacy beliefs had the highest predictive power for lifelong learning (β = 0.50). As a result, life-long learning is nowadays a major issue in most countries where the underlying causes of it should be created in people.


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