International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Frequency of Interaction between Advisors and Adult Learners during Mentoring and Academic Advising in Universities
Dr Felicity W. Githinji, Dr John K. Changach, Mary W. Maina

The study intended to find out the frequency of interaction between Advisors/lecturers and adult learners. The objectives were to find out: the regularity of adult learners talking to an advisor, factors that contributed to the regularity of meeting and how readily they accessed advisors. The study was significance in that faculty members realized that frequent interaction with adult learners was more strongly related to satisfaction than any other type of involvement. The respondents included fourteen academic advisors and three hundred and twenty students sampled in one of Kenya’s public university. Stratified and systematic random sampling technique was used. Data were collected using questionnaires, interviews, focus group discussions and analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively. The study established that a high percentage of adult learners rarely talked to advisers and 167 (69.0%) considered availability of advisers as scarce and not available. The study recommended that university students should be allocated academic advisors.

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