ERIC Number: ED095784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May-13
Reference Count: N/A
The Correlates of Undergraduate Student Attrition at the University of Miami. Institutional Research Report No. 226 XX.
Steele, Matt W.
The basic objective of this exploratory study was to attempt to locate specific areas of university life that might be related to undergraduate student attrition. During the 1972-73 academic year at the University of Miami, student satisfaction and dissatisfaction in 34 areas of University of Miami student life were examined (via four field surveys) for possible relationships with student attrition. The survey instrument was a questionnaire. Dissatisfaction in seventeen of these areas was found to be correlated with student plans to return (or not to return) to the University of Miami in the fall of 1973, while dissatisfaction in the other seventeen areas was not correlated with such plans. The variable that was most highly correlated with attrition was the students' perception of their progress toward their academic and career goals. The greater the dissatisfaction with the progress toward these goals, the greater the attrition. The results are shown in two tables. In table I the areas of student life in which dissatisfaction was correlated with attrition are shown. In table II the areas in which dissatisfaction was not correlated with attrition are shown. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL.