Kumar, A. (1999, November)
Learning Pre-disposition
Learner characteristics and success in Indian distance education. Open Learning, Vol. 14 Issue 3

Kumar’s study offers insight into the attitudes of students in India’s national open university, INGOU. Kumar’s particular focus is academic self-concept. P. 57 “academic self-concept appeared to be the most important predictor variable”
P. 54 provides a break down of variable, including recognition of class & caste status; note diversity of u demographics
Possible bias: p. 54 respondents chosen as volunteers