ERIC Number: ED111277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Experience of Part-Time University Students. Report 3. Factors Associated with Drop-out.
During the last decade the growth in part-time enrollment of Canadian universities has been greater than growth in full-time enrollment, and the trend is expected to accelerate. Focusing on the dropout, a phenomenon of major concern in part-time university education, survey was made of all new students registered in the Mature Students Qualifying Program at Sir George Williams University. The survey covers demographic variables, educational background, employment characteristics, residence, travel, parental background, financial support, and marital and family status. The dropout is a multidimensional phenomenon. No single factor could explain dropout from higher education. The need for further multidimensional analysis is apparent. The dynamics of dropout behavior might well turn out to be different among full- and part-time student populations. Results obtained here would tend to suggest that they are. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Concordia Univ., Montreal (Quebec). Sir George Williams Campus. Dept. of Education.