ERIC Number: ED345708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Undergraduates of the Open Education Faculty.
This study investigated the characteristics of undergraduate students in Anadolu University's Open Education Faculty (OEF) courses in economics and business administration who successfully completed their bachelor's degrees in exactly 4 school years. Data on the personal and social characteristics of students who completed the bachelor's degree were compiled through responses to questionnaires and compared with data on OEF undergraduate students. Data collected included personal information such as age, sex, marital status, and place of residence, as well as home atmosphere, time allotted for study, level of parents' education, parents' occupation, family economic situation, and types of interaction with parents. Results indicate that more males complete degrees than females, that married students with children have a higher graduation rate than widowers or divorced students or married students without children, and that the graduation rate for students living in cities is higher than for students living in rural areas. The graduation rate is also inversely correlated with parents' educational background and occupation; the lower the level of parents' education and the infrequency of employment results in a higher graduation rate. Lower family income also results in a higher graduation rate. The questionnaire, raw data scores, and statistical tables are appended. Also appended are background information on Anadolu University and its Open Education Faculty, and an extract from a related study. (15 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Anadolu Univ., Eskisehir (Turkey).
Identifiers: Student Surveys; Turkey