An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Development Processes of Retired Professionals in Lifelong Learning

Ng, Joseph Sai Lim (2017) An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Development Processes of Retired Professionals in Lifelong Learning. PhD thesis, UNIMAS.

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This research investigates the development and adaptation processes of Sarawakian retired professional in life-long learning using interpretative phenomenological analysis. This investigation detects evidence in its data that the possibility of human development conforms to the Wilber’s Four Quadrants (2000) which grow ever-larger concentric circles as the individual changes and develops pogressively, embracing a wider circle of unity with fellow humans, nature and spirit. Wilber’s Four Quadrant Structure (Wilber, 2000) was used as it covers a wide range of developmental hypotheses and is ideal to guide, illuminate and legitimise the data of this research as he has incorporated all the major theories of human development in his hypothesis. He has incorporated cultural studies, anthropology, systems theory, developmental psychology, biology, and spirituality to come out with this integrated theory. This research’s objective is to translate Wilber’s hypothesis into the local, practical and applied terms via the data of the five retired and senior Sarawakian professionals. A wide range of past literature gave this research clues as to what to ask the participants in the research questions.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: development, adaptation, life-long learning, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, wider circle of unity, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Postgraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 02:48
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 08:54

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