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THE EFFECTS OF LEARNER CHARACTERISTICS ON SATISFACTION IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
AKTAN, FILIZ

2010, Master of Arts, Ohio State University, ED Policy and Leadership.
This study analyzed the effect of learner characteristics, online technologies self-efficacy, and learning style on satisfaction from distance education. This research included a sample (N = 45) of undergraduate students enrolled in an online course at a large Midwestern public university. The participants completed four different instruments measuring their individual demographic characteristics, learning styles, online technologies self-efficacy, and satisfaction.
The results of this study showed that online technologies self-efficacy scores were not correlated with student satisfaction. Of the Felder-Soloman Learning Style dimensions, there is a negative relationship between sequential-global score and level of satisfaction; students who scored higher on this subscale had lower satisfaction with online courses. In addition, satisfaction is related to gender, indicating that female student tended to have higher satisfaction from online courses. Finally, there is a positive correlation between distance education experience and satisfaction, indicating that more experienced students tended to be highly satisfied with online course. Furthermore, multiple linear regression analysis showed that distance education experience and sequential-global learning style score can help to predict satisfaction with online courses.
SEBNEM CILESIZ (Advisor)
DOUGLAS MACBETH (Committee Chair)
76 p.

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