Relationship Between Student Characteristics and Academic Achievement in Distance Education and Application on Students of Anadolu University


This study emphasizes on relationship between academic achievements and student characteristics like demographic properties (age, gender, employed/unemployed), self-efficacy beliefs of distance education, self-regulation, and achievement goals for distance education. Sampling of the study comprised of 124 freshmen year distance education students. Data are presented regarding the relationships between self-efficacy of distance education and academic achievement. Self-regulation and achievement goals of students were not correlated with academic achievement, significantly. Boy and girl students were differing significantly with respect to self-regulation. A significant relationship was seen with respect to self-efficacy of distance education, self-regulation and achievement goals.

KEYWORDS: Distance Education; Student Characteristics; Self-Efficacy of Distance Education; Self-Regulation; Achievement Goals; Academic Achievement.