Adult Learning Principles and Pension Participant Behavior

Barry G. Sheckley and Victor Saliterman

in Pension Design and Structure

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9780199273393
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601675 | DOI:
Adult Learning Principles and Pension Participant Behavior

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This chapter argues that employee education programs founded on research-based principles of how adults learn best can improve participants’ investment decisions, and in turn retirement security. A learner-centred process can be used to teach participants how to apply information about investment options to develop effective financial plans. The techniques work best when learners are engaged as active, self-determining individuals.

Keywords: retirement plans; adult education; financial education; pension participation behaviour; learning

Chapter.  5223 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Financial Markets

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