Learning depends on many internal and external conditions and it is not only a function of memory. Learning requires, above all, motivational, in other words, success in learning depends on factors that excitability and response to stimulus (involvement), the intensity of learning, availability for learning, learning awareness.
Adults will be motivated in learning tasks when they perceive that the result will bring satisfaction to one or more of their basic human needs: security, acceptance, respect, power, health, status, training, discovery,achievement, self-esteem, etc. Some people are motivated by monetary reward, providing benefits and titles, recognition. These rewards are called extrinsic motivators; although they are important, but they do not meet all human needs. In fact, often they only lead to short-term results and behavioral changes. To ensure a long-term motivation, teachers need to create a learning climate so that all needs are met. Such a work atmosphere will lead to intrinsic motivation, so they will be motivated by their own internal mechanisms.
At the end of the paper it is presented a research on a group of 24 subjects. This is a checklist on motivational factors involved in adult learning. Why teach adults? What is their motivation to learn? There are differences in the motivation of male and female subjects? A conclusion of this study is presented here: While women are motivated more by security, house, money, comfort, balance, men are motivated primarily by career development goals, social life. To the women they come only after being satisfied necessity security.