Anxiety of ODL Student-Teachers with Specific to their Background Variables

  • R Sengamalam @ Vaanathi Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Directorate of Distance Education, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Anxiety, Open and Distance Learning (ODL), Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) student-teachers, Second-grade teachers


This present paper investigated the anxiety of student-teachers studying through ODL mode specific to their background variables. In this study, the investigator used survey method and cluster sampling techniques to collect the data from the sample consisted of 855 student-teachers studying B.Ed. through ODL in three universities of Tamil Nadu – Madurai Kamaraj University, Bharathidasan University and Alagappa University. For this survey study, the investigator developed and validated a tool measuring anxiety concerning the selected background variables. In this, descriptive and differential analysis were used to analyse collected data and to find out the level of anxiety and significant difference in their anxiety specific to selected background variables among the student-teachers studying B.Ed. through ODL mode were analysed for the educational implications with recommendations based on the revealed results of this study.

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