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ERIC Number: ED317161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
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Nichtbewerber: Grunde von Interessenten, sich nicht an der Fernuniversitat einzuschreiben (Non-Applicants: Reasons Why Interested People Do Not Enroll in Fernuniversitat Programs). ZIFF Papiere 32.
Fritsch, Helmut
Almost half of the people ordering Fernuniversitat enrollment forms for the 1979 academic year did not enroll. A questionnaire study of this group's reasons for not enrolling was conducted. Thirty-five percent of the representative sample responded. The most frequent reasons for not enrolling are reported, followed by the percent of respondents citing each reason: (1) subject not offered (49.6%); (2) time constraints (42.7%); (3) personal reasons (40.3%); (4) not enough information (22.5%); (5) lacking entrance qualification (16.2%); (6) insecurity about acknowledgement (11.6%); (7) preference for face-to-face teaching (11.5%); (8) complicated enrollment procedure (10.9%); (9) lacking refresher courses (9.9%); and (10) no inclination (6.8%). It was found that those who did not apply and beginners do not differ in social structure, entrance qualifications, or the motivation originally stated. A copy of the questionnaire used in the study is appended. (5 references) (Author/GL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: German
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: FernUniversitat, Hagen (West Germany). Zentrales Inst. fur Fernstudienforschung Arbeitsbereich.