ERIC Number: ED148206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
College Student Withdrawal: A Motivational Problem.
Peng, Samuel S.; Fetters, William B.
The process of withdrawal from two- and four-year institutions of higher education was studied. Data were drawn from the base year and the first and second follow-ups of the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972. Results indicated that: (1) women students were more likely to withdraw only in two-year colleges; (2) white students were more likely than black students to withdraw when other variables were controlled; (3) high school program, college grades, and educational aspiration account for most variance of withdrawal behavior; and (4) financial aid did not have a significant effect on college persistence. The data showed that withdrawal was more a motivational than a socioeconomic problem. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Students, Community Colleges, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Females, Financial Problems, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Males, National Surveys, Persistence, Predictor Variables, School Holding Power, Statistical Data, Student Financial Aid, Student Motivation, White Students
Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, April 1977)