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ERIC Number: EJ816929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Factors Affecting Students' Retention at Kuwait University
AlKandari, Nabila
College Student Journal, v42 n2 p483-492 Jun 2008
This article addresses the factors that affect students' retention at Kuwait University. Five hundred seventy students participated in the study. A survey of 22 retention factors was designed to measure student perceptions. Students presented their agreement on factors which included: achieving personal aspiration, getting jobs, free-of-charge education, acquiring social class, developing skills, achieving academic merit in a field of study, high standard reputation of the university, and feeling one belongs to the university. No statistical differences were found among the students' responses according to their colleges, marital status, grade point average, numbers of academic warning, and citizenship status. However, first-year students reported that these factors influence their retention better than other class levels. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kuwait