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ERIC Number: EJ825269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Psychological and Educational Variables in University Dropout
Bethencourt, Jose Tomas; Cabrera, Lidia; Hernandez, Juan Andres; Alvarez-Perez, Pedro; Gonzalez-Afonso, Miriam
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v6 n3 p603-605 Dec 2008
Introduction: The purpose of this research is to demonstrate that on the perceptions of university students, the student variables are seen as most important than the context variables to dropout their university studies. Method: The used methodology was cross-sectional or of cut, of retrospective type. 558 undergraduates were interviewed by telephone on study strategies and activities, psychological characteristics, characteristics of course studies and characteristics of the educators. Results: A multivariate analysis approach was used to confirm our hypothesis. The results confirm the superiority of the student variables front the context variables to dropout the university studies. Discussion: The students' persistence have demonstrated to be very relevant in the avoidance of the dropout. These results are interpreted in the light of the constructs that are being investigated by the world movement of the positive psychology, as the optimism, the hope, the happiness or the resilience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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