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Analysis of Factors Causing Adult Female Learners to Drop Out of E-Learning Courses in Korea.
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, Korea Nazarene University, Korea (South) ; , Samsung SDS, Korea (South)

International Journal on E-Learning Volume 14, Number 2, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

** Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2011 **

The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors that influence adult female learners’ dropout in e-learning courses, and to suggest possible solutions to problem of high dropout rates in Korea. To identify the factors, we analyzed the literature and developed a questionnaire consisting of 9 possible factors and 16 items. Data gathered from 1,609 adult female learners were analyzed in a logistic regression model, which was utilized to determine the probability of adult female learner’s dropping out of e-learning courses because of any of the identified variables. We studied the following variables: marital status, employment status, computer literacy, experience with e-learning, internal motivation, external motivation, support of educational institute, managing the home and child rearing, and time for learning. The results indicated that five factors were important: marital status, internal motivation, support of educational institute, managing the home and child rearing, and time for learning. That is to say, being single, and having a high level of internal motivation, a high level of satisfaction with institutional support, a low burden of house management and child rearing, and time for learning help improve the rate of completion of e-learning courses among adult women. Among these, internal motivation was the strongest factor.

Citation

Kim, S.W. & Park, S.S. (2015). Analysis of Factors Causing Adult Female Learners to Drop Out of E-Learning Courses in Korea. International Journal on E-Learning, 14(2), 223-233. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 25, 2019 from .