The aim of this study is to assess the resistance level, which is taken as a dimension of attitude, of distance education students towards web based learning and to present the relationship of resistance level with age, gender, program and grade level. In the study, the sample includes 432 students from Gazi University Distance Education Vocational School. T-test results for resistance level according to the independent variables; age, gender, program and grade have been presented. Subsequently, implications based on related literature and the results of analysis have been listed. Finally, suggestions for future research have been discussed. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.