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ERIC Number: EJ973025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1556-3847
Attitudes of Prospective Human Resource Personnel towards Distance Learning Degrees
Udegbe, I. Bola
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v15 n1 Spr 2012
This study investigated the attitudes of Prospective Human Resource Personnel toward degrees obtained by distance learning in comparison to those obtained through conventional degree program. Using a cross-sectional survey design, a total of 215 postgraduate students who had been or had potential to be involved in the hiring process in their organizations participated in this study. Research findings showed less favorable attitudes to degrees obtained via distance learning. Results also showed significant differences in perceived employment utility between comparable degrees obtained via distance learning and those obtained via conventional degree program. Gender, work experience, age and knowing distance learning graduates did not have significant effects on respondents' attitudes. Type of education (HND vs B.Sc) however had a significant effect on perceived utility of degree for gaining employment and achieving success on the job. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria