ERIC Number: EJ1022760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Drop Out Patterns in the East Los Angeles Community College
Waktola, Daniel K.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v38 n5 p417-432 2014
This study attempted to analyze the drop out problem from spatial perspectives within the context of East Los Angeles Community College, California. Selected urban land-use types, which positively and negatively influence the propensity to drop out or persist-in colleges, were selected and captured during a global positioning system (GPS)-based field survey followed by spatial analyses through Geographic Information Systems. The finding identified the where of drop out hot spots and offered explanation on the why of those hot spots in the study area. A higher proximity between negative points of interests and the location of dropout students was obtained. The study concludes that urban land-use elements could be among the determinants of college drop out and deserves serious consideration for tackling the challenge and conducting further studies on the issue.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dropout Characteristics, Land Use, Urban Environment, Geographic Information Systems, Geographic Location, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Ethnicity, Place of Residence, Student Records, Data Analysis, Social Influences, Dropout Research
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California