ERIC Number: EJ1018807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Undergraduate Students' Preference for Distance Education by Field of Study
Pontes, Manuel C. F.; Pontes, Nancy M. H.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v16 n2 Fall 2013
This research investigates the relationship between students' field of study and their preference for distance education. For this research, data were used from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: Undergraduate, which uses a complex survey design to collect data from a nationally representative sample of undergraduate postsecondary students in the US. Results show that a student's field of study is significantly related to enrollment in distance education classes, enrollment in a distance education program, and satisfaction with distance education. Full-time employment, presence of dependents, and a mobility-limiting disability are also significantly associated with distance education preference. Enrollment trends show significant growth in distance education enrollment over 2000 to 2008 among students in all fields of study.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Undergraduate Students, Preferences, Majors (Students), Multivariate Analysis, Predictor Variables, Institutional Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Statistical Analysis, Student Surveys, National Surveys, Student Attitudes, Correlation, Enrollment Trends, Employment Level, Family Structure, Regression (Statistics), Physical Disabilities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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