ERIC Number: ED158695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout/Stopout Students at the University of California, San Diego, Winter 1977 to Fall 1977.
Bieschke, Suzanne M.; And Others
Approximately 1,000 dropout/stopout (DOSO) students from the University of California at San Diego were surveyed in January 1978 to determine their demographic characteristics and the factors influencing their decision to dropout/stopout. The population consisted of students enrolled in winter or spring of 1977 but who did not receive degrees and did not return in fall 1977. The results suggest that efforts to decrease the DOSO rate should concentrate in three areas: (1) festering positive attitudes among all university community members to improve social life, a communal or familial atmosphere; (2) informing students of available services, academic options, and career options, and stressing the student's reponsibility to learn of and choose among his options; and (3) developing broader course offerings within existing departments and programs. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Career Awareness, College Role, Decision Making, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Rate, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Persistence, Research Projects, School Holding Power, School Surveys, State Universities, Student College Relationship, Student Personnel Services, Student Responsibility
Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor-Planning, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego. Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor--Planning, Analytical Studies.