INVESTIGATION OF STUDENTS’ INTENTION FOR POSSIBLE PARTICIPATION IN A “MUSIC AND DANCE” DISTANCE EDUCATION MASTER PROGRAM
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AbstractThe study uses the “theory of planned behavior” as a theoretical framework. The aim of this research is to ascertain if the demographic characteristics of students differentiate the factors of “planned behavior theory” concerning students’ participation in a music and dance distance education master program. The sample consisted of 96 University undergraduate students with Major in Physical Education and Minor in Dance Studies, between the ages of 20-22. Planned behavior was assessed using the modified questionnaire, based on “planned behavior theory”. The results confirmed that women express a stronger intention to participate in a “music and dance” distance education master program, than men. Further, students who had previous dance experience present higher levels of self identity and attitude strength. It is also confirmed that students who acquired their previous dance experience in dance clubs are more certain about participating in a “music and dance” distance education master programs than students who acquired their experience at school.