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dc.contributor.advisorO'Leary, Conor
dc.contributor.advisorBrimble, Mark
dc.contributor.authorOsman, Diaeldin Osman M
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:25:03Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:25:03Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/3717
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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
dc.subject.keywordsAttrition rates of university students
dc.subject.keywordsRetention rates of university students
dc.subject.keywordsAccountancy students
dc.titleAn International Study of Factors Impacting Attrition/Retention Rates Among Accountancy Diploma Students
dc.typeGriffith thesis
gro.facultyGriffith Business School
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorElamin, Abdullah
dc.rights.accessRightsPublic
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1429832338981
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0
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gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
gro.departmentGriffith Business School
gro.griffith.authorOsman, Diaeldin


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