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A Longitudinal-Process Model of Drop-Out from Distance Education


Kember, D, A Longitudinal-Process Model of Drop-Out from Distance Education, Journal of Higher Education, 60, (3) pp. 278-301. ISSN 0022-1546 (1989) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1989 Ohio State University Press

DOI: doi:10.2307/1982251


A model of drop-out from distance education is proposed. The longitudinal model is developed from Tinto's model. It includes components for background characteristics, goal commitment, academic and social integration, and a cost/benefit analysis. Issues inherent in testing the model are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Education systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kember, D (Professor David Kember)
ID Code:129811
Year Published:1989
Web of Science® Times Cited:83
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-12-19
Last Modified:2019-05-14

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