ERIC Number: ED457734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
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Approaches to Study: Their Impact on Coping Strategies in Women Distance Learners. AIR 2001 Annual Forum Paper.
Carnwell, Ros; Harrington, Charles
This paper reports the development of a theory surrounding the use of coping strategies in students with different approaches to study. It represents the development of an earlier study in which 20 interviews were conducted of women distance learners who had previously responded to a survey concerning their experiences of distance learning. The subsequent interviews were analyzed using grounded theory coding techniques, from which three approaches to study were identified. Tentative links were then made between approaches to study, need for support and guidance, and engagement with materials. It became evident that students develop coping strategies depending on the approach to study they adopt and access to support and guidance as they progress around a coping cycle. (Contains 5 tables and 17 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Institutional Research (41st, Long Beach, CA, June 3-6, 2001).