ERIC Number: ED117999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Attrition at New College: A Preliminary and Exploratory Study. Report No. 16.
Baldwin, James; Kinsel, John B.
This study represents an attempt to identify variables which might differentiate continuing students from withdrawn students at New College of Hofstra University and, consequently, variables that might be worthwhile monitoring in the future. A total of 55 students who had withdrawn over a period of three semesters (September 1973 to January 1975) were studied. Where possible, a comparative analysis of similar data for comparable continuing students was performed. The data is presented in four parts: (1) an analysis of major area of study, semester hours of work attempted and completed, and SAT and High School decile data for withdrawn students; (2) a comparison of continuing and withdrawn students who entered New College in 1972 and 1973; (3) establishment of a multiple regression equation; and (4) an analysis of exit questionnaire data. The report recognizes the speculative nature of the conclusions because of the small size of the sample, but suggests a number of variables for continuing investigation. (JMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. New Coll. Educational Research Office.