ERIC Number: ED200283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Early Identification of the Potential Dropout: An Exploratory Study Based on Fall 1979 and Fall 1980 New Students. Student Flow Program, Report 12.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.
Two multiple regression analyses were conducted by Kapiolani Community College (KCC) to determine if selected characteristics of first-time students could be used in a predictive equation to identify potential dropouts. Correlations were determined between two dependent and 21 independent variables. The dependent variables were the achievement of a first-semester grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above and re-enrollment for a second semester. The independent variables were: (1) enrollment status; (2) degree objective; (3-4) math and English placement test scores; (5) sex; (6) age; (7) marital status; (8) high school GPA; (9) employment status; (10-13) student perceptions of their reading, writing, math, and study skills; (14) college goals; (15) reason for selecting KCC; (16-17) existence of financial worry and career plans; and (18-21) student perceptions of their chances of attending class, achieving a B average, being satisfied with KCC, and graduating. The first regression analysis used data for Fall 1980 entering students and results were separately analyzed for liberal arts and vocational students. In the second analysis, data were combined for students entering in Fall 1979 or Fall 1980. To control for student diversity in this sample, separate results were analyzed for two groups of liberal arts students and eight groups of vocational students. The study report details findings and examines the reliability of the correlations. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.