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Laming, M.M., Morris, A. and Martin-Lynch, P. (2019) Work. In: Mature-Age Male Students in Higher Education. Palgrave Pivot, pp. 31-41.

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This chapter reports on mature-age male students’ motivations and aspirations in relation to employment and undertaking a university degree. Delving more deeply into these stories, it became apparent that, for most men, such work-related motivations were very closely linked to a number of more personal reasons. These reasons are then explored in more detail and a number of strands emerge that are linked to educational experience, family, self-investment and self-direction, and life-events as catalysts for change. The men’s voices are forefront as the chapter draws to a close.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: Education
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
Copyright: © 2019 The Author(s)
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