A Study on the Attitude of Ph.D Scholars towards their Doctoral Programme
Ph.D. Research Scholar
Mother Teresa Women’s’ University, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
The present study has been conducted among 48 PhD scholars belong to various research centres in all over Tamil Nadu to find out the attitude towards their research work .The researcher used a self constructed tool for this research. The data collected was analysed and interpreted to draw inference using appropriate statistical methods like mean, standard deviation, t-test, and F-test. The result shows that there is no significant difference between the attitude of PhD scholars towards their research work with respect to their Sex, Research centre, Mode of registration, Year of registration, Sex of the Supervisor, Marital status and the scholars who have children. Also it is revealed that there is no significant difference between the attitude of PhD scholars towards their research work with respect to their Educational Qualification, teaching experience, Subject in which they do their research, type of institution and age. It is significant that most of the research scholars answered the questionnaire in the same manner and they all reported that they had faced many problems in doing their research work and also it is very difficult to look after the duties in their institution and research at the same time, every time they have the fear about viva-voce and they have suggested that doing Ph.D. programme as full time is advisable.