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ERIC Number: ED016925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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VARIABLES ASSOCIATED WITH CORRESPONDENCE STUDY, A STUDY TO TEST TWELVE HYPOTHESES.
DONEHOWER, GRACE M.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS 1963-65 UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE IF RELATIONSHIPS EXISTED BETWEEN THE DEGREE OF SUCCESS IN COLLEGE LEVEL COURSES AND SUCH CORRESPONDENCE STUDENT VARIABLES AS AGE, SEX, ACHIEVEMENT, COMPLETION, WITHDRAWAL, REASON FOR ENROLLING, DISTANCE FROM THE CORRESPONDENCE CENTER, PREVIOUS EDUCATION, AND THE TIME ELAPSED BETWEEN ENROLLMENT AND THE SUBMISSION OF THE FIRST ASSIGNMENT. THE SUBJECTS, 410 MALE AND 495 FEMALE STUDENTS RANGING IN AGE FROM 16 TO 72 BUT WITH OVER HALF AGED 29 OR UNDER, CAME LARGELY FROM NEVADA. SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIPS WERE FOUND BETWEEN COMPLETION RATES AND THE VARIABLES OF TIME LAPSE BEFORE SUBMISSION OF THE FIRST LESSON, DISTANCE FROM THE CENTER, PREVIOUS EDUCATION, AND THE REASON FOR ENROLLING, AND BETWEEN THE TIME REQUIRED FOR COURSE COMPLETION AND THE REASON FOR ENROLLING, BUT NOT BETWEEN COMPLETION TIME AND DISTANCE OR BETWEEN ACHIEVEMENT AND THE VARIABLES OF AGE, SEX, AND COURSE COMPLETION TIME. FINDINGS SUGGEST A NEED TO ENCOURAGE PROMPT SUBMISSION OF LESSONS, GIVE SPECIAL GUIDANCE AND MORAL SUPPORT TO YOUNGER, LESS EXPERIENCED STUDENTS AND TO MALE STUDENTS, AND REVIEW PROCEDURES REGARDING THE RATE OF SUBMITTING LESSONS AND THE MINIMUM TIME ALLOWED FOR COURSE COMPLETION, AS WELL AS TO CONDUCT FURTHER RESEARCH AND IMPROVE INFORMATION DISSEMINATION. (THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES FIVE REFERENCES AND SEVEN TABLES. (LY)
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ., Reno. Correspondence Div.
Identifiers: NEVADA; UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA