Influence of Home and Career on the Academic Performance of Married Distance Learners in South-West, Nigeria

Pakistan Journal of Distance And Online Learning

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Title Influence of Home and Career on the Academic Performance of Married Distance Learners in South-West, Nigeria
 
Creator Adeniyi, Comfort Olawunmi
OLADELE, ESTHER OLUWASAYO
ADENIYI, EMMANUEL OLADIPO
 
Description Abstract
The paper examined the influence of Home and career on academic performance of married Distance Learners in South West, Nigeria. The study employed survey research design, one hundred and four (104) women and one hundred and thirty six (136) men were involved in the
study, making a total of two hundred and forty married (240) Distance learners who were involved in the study. The sample for the study was selected using purposive sampling technique. The designed questionnaire was the instrument used with a reliability coefficient of 0.78. The data collected were analyzed using frequency counts, percentages, mean and standard deviation. The study revealed that distance learners are faced with challenges which differed by gender. These challenges include financial constraints, lack of support from spouse; having too many stresses to cope with, taking care of children among others. The study however, showed that male distance learners receive more support from their spouse compared to female counterpart. Also, the support received by distance learners from their employers is not encouraging. The study recommended that distance learning institutions should improve the
quality of learner support services to learners and frequently organize counselling programmes to assist them in overcoming challenges militating against their studies.

Key words: Home, career, academic performance, challenges, support, distance learner.
 
Publisher Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad
 
Contributor N/A
 
Date 2021-01-04
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journal.aiou.edu.pk/journal1/index.php/PJDOL/article/view/745
 
Source Pakistan Journal Of Distance And Online Learning; Vol 6, No 2 (2020): Pakistan Journal of Distance and Online Learning
2415-2021
2415-2013
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journal.aiou.edu.pk/journal1/index.php/PJDOL/article/view/745/97
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Pakistan Journal Of Distance And Online Learning
 

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