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Table 2 The profile of participants

From: Explaining persistence in online courses in higher education: a difference-in-differences analysis

  Frequency Percent
Gender
 Male 214 28.2
 Female 545 71.8
Age
 25 years and younger 300 39.5
 26 years and older 459 60.5
First experience in an online course
 Yes 232 30.6
 No 527 69.4
Employment status
 Full time 351 46.2
 Part time 323 42.6
Computer skills
 Novice 72 9.5
 Intermediate 521 68.6
 Expert 166 21.9
Family responsibilities
 Not important 133 17.5
 Average important 236 31.1
 Very important 390 51.4