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dc.contributor.advisorO'Leary, Conor
dc.contributor.advisorBrimble, Mark
dc.contributor.authorOsman, Diaeldin Osman Men_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:25:03Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:25:03Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366014
dc.description.abstractResearch to date which has analysed attrition at universities and community colleges has tended to focus on clusters of factors which may or may not impact attrition. Also such studies are predominantly single-institution and student focused. This thesis extends the current literature and develops a model to evaluate attrition. Three core groups of factors which impact attrition are developed into a model. These are external factors, internal faculty factors, and demographic factors. The model was then tested on accounting students and departmental heads of public institutions offering accounting diploma programs in three countries namely; Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan. The model identified many impacting factors from the three core groups. Satisfactory explanations were also available as to why other factors were not found significant, in this particular testing environment. The model is also beneficial in that it provides an opportunity to evaluate whether some factors are more important than others in impacting attrition in any particular setting. The results are also significant in that the model demonstrates the propensity for factors impacting attrition to vary from institution to institution. The results also revealed some differences between the reasons given by students and administrators as to the causes of attrition. The model can be tested in other countries and other environments (universities) not just vocational settings.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsAttrition rates of university studentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsRetention rates of university studentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsAccountancy studentsen_US
dc.titleAn International Study of Factors Impacting Attrition/Retention Rates Among Accountancy Diploma Studentsen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business Schoolen_US
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
dc.contributor.otheradvisorElamin, Abdullah
dc.rights.accessRightsPublicen_US
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1429832338981en_US
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0en_US
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURTen_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentGriffith Business Schoolen_US
gro.griffith.authorOsman, Diaeldin


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