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ERIC Number: ED026994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 33
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Why Students Drop Courses.
Thompson, J. Robert
This study was conducted by Macomb County Community College to determine the reasons that their students withdrew from classes. Questionnaires were sent to 3,568 students who had dropped a total of 6,081 courses. The 1,434 responding students (40.19%) answered questions about the 2,190 courses they had dropped, and gave their reasons for doing so. It was found that most students withdraw from only one course (average number of courses dropped = 1.53), and that age, sex, or number of courses taken does not seem to be related to withdrawal. Multiple reasons were often given, the most common being: (1) job conflict, (2) lack of interest, (3) wrong program, (4) academic difficulty, and (5) conflict with the teacher. Early identification of students who withdraw, and more vigorous counseling efforts are recommended. (MC)
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Identifiers: Michigan