ERIC Number: ED175333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Significance of Deferment for Students Who Did Not Re-Enrol in 1977 at the University of New South Wales. TERC Research and Development Paper No. 48.
The findings are presented of a study of 309 students at the University of New South Wales who were granted a deferment in 1976 but did not re-enroll in 1977. Students replied to a questionnaire and were divided into three groups: students attending other universities, students attending any other postsecondary institution, and those not enrolled in any postsecondary institution in 1977. Among findings were that deferment requests have been steadily rising, nearly 75 percent of deferring students who did not take up their place at the University of New South Wales enrolled in other postsecondary institutions, and almost all deferring students believed their year away from study was beneficial. Tables are included on such topics as: reasons for approved deferments; comparative deferment figures for several universities; home residence at time of deferment; and responses to the survey by sex. The survey questionnaire is appended. (PHR)
Descriptors: College Choice, College Students, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Enrollment Influences, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Research Projects, School Holding Power, School Surveys, Student Attrition, Student Mobility, Surveys, Transfer Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New South Wales Univ., Kensington (Australia). Tertiary Education Research Centre.
Identifiers: Deferment; Stopouts; University of New South Wales (Australia)