EVALUATION OF RESULTS IN CHOSEN SUBJECTS AND ANALYSIS OF THE MOTIVATION OF ADULT STUDENTS

  • Hana Vostrá Vydrová Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
  • Andrea Jindrová Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
  • Ludmila Dömeová Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Keywords: Course assessment, subjective and objective evaluation, distance students, inquiry survey, statistical analysis, categorical data.

Abstract

The university studies of adult people in the combined or distance form of study denotes many differences in comparison with the regular studies. Very important question is if the results of the distance students are on the same level as those of regular students. The Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague has steadily high number of combined students in tutorial centres outside Prague. The contribution is based on an inquiry survey among the students of tutorial centres. Another data source is the official database of the university. The level of satisfaction of students was compared with their results and a negative dependency was found. We also investigated the relation between socio demographic characteristics and the motivation and attitude to the study. We found dependencies in three questions. Finally, we compare the results of the students from the tutorial centers and regular students and have not found remarkable differences. The good (not worse) results of students from the centers of distance studies can be explained by more intensive motivation which implies more intensive and more responsible preparation for exams. For the statistical analysis we used the software SPSS, version 18.

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Published
2012-03-29
How to Cite
Vostrá Vydrová, H., Jindrová, A. and Dömeová, L. (2012) ’EVALUATION OF RESULTS IN CHOSEN SUBJECTS AND ANALYSIS OF THE MOTIVATION OF ADULT STUDENTS’, Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 36-45 https://doi.org/10.7160/eriesj.2012.050104.
Section
Research Paper

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