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Topics: University, Student, Academia Pages: 4 (948 words) Published: January 23, 2014
Social Factors and Online Registration 1
University of the Pacific

What Social Factors Affect Students' Use of Online Registration: An Exploratory Study

Xiaobing Cao, Ph.D., Institutional Researcher
Robert Brodnick, Ph.D., Director and Assistant Professor
Planning and Research
University of the Pacific
Association for Institutional Research 42nd Annual Forum
June, 2002 (Toronto, Canada)

Track 3: Institutional Management and Planning

Social Factors and Online Registration 2
University of the Pacific

Abstract
What Social Factors Affect Students' Use of Online Registration: An Exploratory Study
This study investigated how social factors affect college students' use of the online registration service that was recently offered in a private university in Northern California. During the first year, about 31% of the students who pre-registered their courses used the service. The results indicated that academic and demographic factors affected students' use of the online service. For example, students from certain disciplines (e.g. Pharmacy and International Studies) and high income families were more likely to use the online service. It is interesting to notice that the results did not show a significant impact of gender on the use of online registration. Implications are presented for institutions considering alternative registration methods or the implementation of technological solutions to administrative processes.

Social Factors and Online Registration 3
University of the Pacific

What Social Factors Affect Students' Use of Online Registration: An Exploratory Study
The current study focuses on how social factors affect students' use of online registration. The online service was first offered at the university in spring 2001. Using online registration can be viewed as new technology adaptation. However, updated literature in students' new technology adoption is rare. It is worthwhile to investigate how social factors affect college...
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