Self actualization needs and education of participants in lifelong education centers

Akcay C., Akyol B.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.3456-3459 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.084
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.3456-3459
  • 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. Lifelong Education Centers in Turkey are appropriate places to satisfy this need. The aim of this study is to find out the expectations and life satisfaction levels of the participants who attended the educational programs. The findings of the study revealed that the expectations of the participants were met in the "agree" level and their life satisfaction levels after the program were also in the "agree" level.