Individual Cultural Orientations among Distance Learners

Muhammad Husni, Arifin Individual Cultural Orientations among Distance Learners. Prosiding AAOU 2017. pp. 1-12.

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Abstract

Distance learners generally consist of multicultural students spread out over different regions. However, the variation of students’ cultural backgrounds are generally neglected in understanding students’ needs and persistence in open and distance learning. This paper aims to explain individual cultural orientation among distance learners and its relationship with student support at Universitas Terbuka Indonesia. The study used an online survey to investigate students’ individualism and collectivism. The results of the survey indicated that more than 50% of participants had positive responses to both individualism and collectivism. Moreover, the majority of participants was statistically indicated to have both individualism and collectivism. These results interestingly revealed that to some extent individualism and collectivism might exist together on the individual level. Finally, this study findings may be relevant for distance education institutions in providing student supports related to students’ needs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information (ID): 18/L0049
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural Orientations, Distance Learner, Student Persistence
Subjects: 300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan)
300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 370.1 Philosophy and Theory of Education (Filsafat dan Teori Pendidikan)
300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 370.2 Miscellany of Education (Aneka Ragam tentang Pendidikan)
300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 371 Educational Institutions, Schools and Their Activities (Institusi Pendidikan, Sekolah dan Aktifitasnya)
300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 378.175 Distance Education (pendidikan jarak jauh)
Divisions: Prosiding Seminar > AAOU 2017
Depositing User: S.T. Septian Dwi Cahyo
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2018 06:18
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2018 06:21
URI: http://repository.ut.ac.id/id/eprint/7405

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