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An investigation of hope, academics, environment, and motivation as predictors of persistence in higher education online programs
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Internet and Higher Education Volume 10, Number 4, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

Predictors of persistence previously found useful in distinguishing successful from unsuccessful distance learners were assembled in a 60-item survey. The survey was completed by 259 learners enrolled in associate's, bachelor's, or master's level distance learning courses in accounting, business administration, information services, criminal justice, nursing, management, and education. The survey measured variables related to academics, environment, motivation, and hope as predictors of persistence, where persistence was defined as continuing beyond the first three classes in one of the three degree-granting programs. Persisters (

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Holder, B. (2007). An investigation of hope, academics, environment, and motivation as predictors of persistence in higher education online programs. Internet and Higher Education, 10(4), 245-260. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved March 29, 2020 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2007.08.002

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