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ERIC Number: EJ1089213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0311-2543
Insights into Departure Intention: A Qualitative Case Study
Natoli, Riccardo; Jackling, Beverley; Siddique, Salina
Education Research and Perspectives, v42 p459-490 2015
Efforts to address attrition rates at universities have been driven by Tinto's (1975) model of student engagement with its focus on student: (a) pre entry attributes; (b) academic engagement; and (c) social engagement. Using an ethnographic approach, the study involves interviews with business students to explore the links between these aspects and departure intention. The results demonstrate that pre entry attributes were an important influence on student departure intention whereas a student's academic and social experiences were less influential. The analysis provides insights for educators and in particular business educators in the development of strategies to address various aspects of student engagement and attrition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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