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ERIC Number: ED424807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 24
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Factors Influencing Master's Degree Attainment in Business, Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. AIR 1998 Annual Forum Paper.
Xiao, Beiling
This study examined factors influencing master's degree attainment in various disciplines. Discrete-time survival analysis was used to examine the records of 3,189 graduate students in business, engineering, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts at a large midwestern university for 6 years. It was found that 2,070 students had received a master's degree within 6 years. Students in business tended to receive their master's degrees later than did students in the other three areas, while students in health and human sciences received their degrees more quickly. Older graduate students took more time to receive their degrees than younger students. It was also found that first-semester grade-point average had a significant positive effect on degree attainment, while gender, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores had no impact on master's degree attainment. Five data tables and four figures appended. (Contains 19 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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