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ERIC Number: ED473114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 16
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Strategy When Faced with Failure: Persistence and Degree Attainment of Course Repeaters versus Non-Repeaters. AIR 2002 Forum Paper.
Fenton, Kathleen S.
Graduation and persistence rates were compared for 184 students, 92 of whom had repeated multiple courses or at least 1 course 3 times. A control group of 92 nonrepeating students was drawn from the remaining 303 students of the entire 1996 cohort. There was no difference between the graduation rate of repeaters and nonrepeaters. The persistence rate of the nondegreed repeaters was substantially greater than that of nonrepeaters throughout the 4-year study. Use of advisors was more frequent for the nondegreed repeaters than their nondegreed counterparts. This behavior suggests a difference in strategy when faced with failure. Repeaters do not change their tactics. Nonrepeaters withdraw to seek alternative routes. Both strategies enable similar numbers to graduate successfully. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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