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ERIC Number: EJ835424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Deterministic Demographic Characteristics in Tertiary Education: An Exploratory Study
Morton, Lisa; Lamb, Charles
College Quarterly, v9 n4 Fall 2006
This paper reports the responses of 235 tertiary commerce students to a questionnaire in relation to their learning and assessment experiences. Significant correlations between measures were used to identify underlying constructs within the overall set of variable measures. Logistic regression incorporating the factors was then used to further distinguish differences between students on the basis of their ethnicity, gender and age. These three demographic characteristics highlighted statistically significant differences across values and beliefs held by the student sample. The empirical findings are particularly relevant for those involved in higher education given the diverse and changing nature of the sector, particularly with the changing demographics of ethnicity, gender and age as well as international barriers in tertiary education opportunities. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand