Problems Experienced by Female Distance Education Students at IGNOU: Why do Some Consider Dropping Out While Others Decide to Stay?
Margaret Taplin, The Open University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong, SAR China, Hong Kong
Indian Journal of Open Learning Volume 9, Number 2, ISSN 0971-2690 Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University
The purpose of the project was to investigate factors that can cause women students to consider dropping out their distance education studies. Data were collected from a sample of 50 female students from lndira Gandhi National University using a structured questionnaire and semi-structured interview. Comparisons were made between those students who had been tempted to give their studies and those who had never considered doing so. Some of the major problems that tempted the former group included disillusionment of getting assignment marks that were lower than they had hoped for, personal problems or family problems, including difficulties with caring for young children, and difficulties with getting course materials in time to complete assignments or examinations. Based on the findings of the studl: some recommendations for encouraging women students who might be tempted to quit their studies.
Taplin, M. (2000). Problems Experienced by Female Distance Education Students at IGNOU: Why do Some Consider Dropping Out While Others Decide to Stay?. Indian Journal of Open Learning, 9(2), 191-210. Indira Gandhi National Open University.