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ERIC Number: EJ1139205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
Instrument Development for Examining Student Attrition
McRoberts, Timothy J.; Miller, Tess
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v11 n2 p43-53 Fall 2015
Instruments designed to track student changes in higher education are essential for monitoring program development in competitive higher education markets. As part of a developmental evaluation, a student questionnaire was developed and piloted to examine attrition rates in college programs. The purpose of the questionnaire was to explore factors influencing students' decisions to leave college programs prior to completing their studies. Three factors believed to influence students' decisions to withdraw from programs were related to wellness, finances, and the overall college experience. A survey consisting of 20 items was piloted with 30 individuals who imagined they made the decision to leave a college program. This pilot study provided an overview of the changing Canadian post-secondary enrolment landscape, instrument enhancement, and procedures for analysis followed by ideas for implementing the questionnaire.
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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: Canada
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