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Puzzle of Dropout in Open University

Author Affiliations

  • 1Payame Noor University, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (3), Pages 23-26, March,2 (2014)

Abstract

The dropout problem exists in all Open University. Although there is increasing in number of student who are enrolled in an Open University, why students do drop out of Open University? To recognize the factors affecting dropout, an online survey was used to collect data from students drop out of P.N.U (Payame Noor university.) in Iran in 2013. According to regression analysis, the best model with the least variable and R2=0.738 is meaningful. So one can come to this conclusion that 73.8% of dropout is interpreted by variables of employment, affective friendships, Technology skill, and gender.

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