ERIC Number: ED174059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Non-Continuing Student: A Study of the Causes and Educational Implications of Interrupting Collegiate Studies at the University of Washington. EAC Reports 79-5.
de Wolf, Virginia A.
A sample of students were surveyed who were enrolled at the University of Washington during the autumn quarter of 1977 but did not continue at the university the following quarter. Survey items included: reasons for not continuing, occupational status as of spring 1978, effect of not continuing on present occupation and plans for the future, expectation of returning to the university in the future to take additional coursework, and primary reason for selecting the university. Respondents were grouped according to their first-mentioned reason for not continuing: graduated, financial, on leave, family/health problems, transferring to another University of Washington program or another university, dissatisfied with the university, job/career related, wanted "time off," and other. Responses to the remaining survey items are analyzed for each of the nine category groups. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Career Planning, College Students, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Goal Orientation, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Participant Satisfaction, Research Projects, School Holding Power, State Universities, Surveys, Withdrawal (Education)
Educational Assessment Center, University of Washington, 1400 Campus Parkway, PB-30, Seattle, Washington 98195
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.