Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015, Page: 275-280
Students Perceptions Towards Industrial Attachment in Kumasi: An Ordinal logistic Approach
Maxwell B. Asare, Department of Applied Statistics, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana
Robert K. Antwiadjei-Manu, Administrations but Registry, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana
Kofi A. Ababio, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana
Received: Sep. 1, 2015;       Accepted: Sep. 19, 2015;       Published: Oct. 16, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.sjams.20150306.11      View  3610      Downloads  68
Abstract
The association of four ordered categories of student’s perceptions towards challenges in industrial attachment program with socio-demographic characteristics is researched in this study. The ordered nature of responses motivated the use of ordinal logistic model. With the aid of questionnaire, data were gathered from students who were serving in various institutions within the Kumasi metropolis of Ghana. We developed a latent variable model from the ordinal logistic model for thresholds of the categories of student’s perceptions towards industrial attachment. Gender and marital status showed negative relationship on students’ perception about industrial attachment. However, for place of attachment, supervisor and office space positive associations were found. We evaluated the validity of our model using the assumption of parallel lines.
Keywords
Kumasi Metropolis, Industrial Attachment, Socio-demographic, Model, Challenges, Parallel Line, Undergraduate, Relationship
To cite this article
Maxwell B. Asare, Robert K. Antwiadjei-Manu, Kofi A. Ababio, Students Perceptions Towards Industrial Attachment in Kumasi: An Ordinal logistic Approach, Science Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 275-280. doi: 10.11648/j.sjams.20150306.11
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