Decision to enroll in post-graduate education: What are the predictors?
Bakar, Ab. Rahim and Mohamed, Shamsiah and Mat Rashid, Abdullah (2009) Decision to enroll in post-graduate education: What are the predictors? The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 4 (1). pp. 147-156.
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The objective of the study was to predict students’ decision to enroll for a doctoral program at the Faculty of Educational Studies. A discriminant analysis was conducted to investigate the predictors that influence a student’s decision to enroll for a doctoral program. The predictors investigated were job factors, personal factors, program factors, social factors, satisfaction, and academic performance. The overall Wilk’s Lambda was significant, Λ = 0.87, Chi-Square (6, n = 117) = 15.99, p = 0.014. This indicated that the predictors were significantly different among groups of student who plan to enroll for a doctoral program (Group 1) and those who do not (Group 2). Of the total 117 students, 90 (76%) were classified correctly.
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