Self-Actualization Levels of Participants in Lifelong Education Centers

Akcay C., Akyol B.

5th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Rome, Italy, 5 - 08 February 2013, vol.116, pp.1577-1580 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 116
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.437
  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.1577-1580
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Self-actualization need was theorized in Maslow's Theory of Human Motivation and defined as the potential of the individual to reach his highest level of personal fulfillment throughout his life(Schultz and Schultz, 2001). Lifelong Education Centers (LEC) in Turkey are appropriate places to satisfy this need. The aim of this study is to find out the self-actualization levels of participants who attended the educational programs in LECs and discuss how these educational programs affect their self-actualization needs. According to the findings, both the general and the dimensional level of self-actualization for the participants have been found as high. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.