Will We Meet Again? Examining the Reasons Why Students are Leaving First Year University Courses and Moving Towards an Approach to Stop Them

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
File version
Author(s)
Lobo, A
Griffith University Author(s)
Primary Supervisor
Other Supervisors
Editor(s)
Date
2012
Size

803697 bytes

File type(s)

application/pdf

Location
License
Abstract

Competition for students in a global market is intense. High attrition rates amongst university students are one of the underlying undesirable factors in the marketing mix tertiary institutions use to attract students (Schwartz, 2007). Not surprisingly, in a higher education environment where federal funding arrangements have started to focus on student completions rather than employment, it is essential to determine why students leave. In order to better understand the different dimensions involved in student attrition and retention it is important to determine the salient factors students give for withdrawing from their first-year tertiary courses. Through a review of the international literature, this paper introduces 17 factors why students claim to withdraw from their studies. This paper explores why students abandon their studies, and how to identify at-risk students for preventive intervention.

Journal Title

The International Journal of Learning

Conference Title
Book Title
Edition
Volume

18

Issue

7

Thesis Type
Degree Program
School
DOI
Patent number
Funder(s)
Grant identifier(s)
Rights Statement
Rights Statement

© The Author(s) 2012. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal’s website or contact the author.

Item Access Status
Note
Access the data
Related item(s)
Subject

Information and computing sciences

Education

Human society

Other language, communication and culture not elsewhere classified

Persistent link to this record
Citation
Collections