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ERIC Number: ED148206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: 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)