Arhin & Wang'eri

Orientation Programs and Student Retention in Distance Learning: The Case of University of Cape Coast

Vera Arhin, University of Cape Coast
Tabitha Wang’eri, Kenyatta University

Abstract

This study investigated how orientation programs predict student retention in distance learning at the University of Cape Coast. A correlational research design was employed for the study. The target population was level-200 students in the distance education program at the university. Seven hundred and twenty-seven participants were selected from a sampling frame of 8,731. Responses of 625 out of the 727 questionnaires administered were used for analysis. The hypothesis for the study was set at p < .05. The findings of the study revealed that the orientation program is a significant predictor of student retention at p < .001.

Keywords:

orientation, retention, distance education, prediction


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