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ERIC Number: EJ789531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0579
How to Explore Timing of Intervention for Students at Risk of Departure
Ishitani, Terry T.
New Directions for Institutional Research, n137 p105-122 Spr 2008
Student departure from postsecondary institutions has been one of the central topics of concern discussed widely by policymakers, institutional personnel, and educational researchers at various levels. However, many existing studies have failed to address issues related to the timing of student departure from college. This article discusses the longitudinal nature of college attrition and introduces a statistical technique suited for assessing longitudinal student departure behavior. It proposes event history modeling to assess when students depart. In addition, examples of simulation models that are designed to graphically illustrate student departure risks are presented. (Contains 7 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A