Motives of Students’ Joining Master Program at Princess Alia University College/Al Balqa Applied University

Abdullah Eid Al Habahbeh

Abstract


This study aimed at knowing the motives of students’ joining master program at Princess Alia University College/Al Balqa Applied University by the graduate students and a degree of their importance and succession, and to know whether these motives differed according to the variables of gender, specialization, age, and marital status. To achieve this goal, a questionnaire of two parts was developed: the first part consisted of personal information of a subject for the independent variables (gender, specialization, age, and marital status). The second part consisted of 25 items distributed on the following five fields: scientific motive, professional motive, psychological motive, social motive and economical motive with five items for each field. The questionnaire was applied on a study sample of 100 male and female students after having acceptable values of validity and reliability. The date was statistically analyzed by using means, standard deviations, T-test, and one way ANOVA. The results of the study showed that:

Motives behind students’ joining master program were in descending sequence: scientific, professional, psychological, economic and social.

There were statistically significant differences at (a<=0.01) between the means of the motives, due to students’ gender, in the field of psychology for female and in the field of social motive (a<=0.05) for females.

There were no statistically significant differences at (a<=0.05) between the means of the motives, due to age, specialization and marital status.

The study recommended that Al Balqa Applied University should take in mind motives of students’ joining master program by choosing the appropriate programs to develop and improve current programs for master in order to evaluate their level of knowledge and behavior.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ies.v7n1p81

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

International Education Studies ISSN 1913-9020 (Print), ISSN 1913-9039 (Online)

Copyright © Canadian Center of Science and Education

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the 'ccsenet.org' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.