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ERIC Number: EJ828313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Identification of Retention Levers Using a Survey of Engineering Freshman Attitudes at Oregon State University
Doolen, T. L.; Long, M.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v32 n6 p721-734 Dec 2007
Student retention is an ongoing issue for most engineering programmes in the United States. Although engineering continues to be regarded as a promising profession, many students beginning in an engineering programme will not successfully complete their engineering studies. In an attempt to understand student perceptions of issues that relate to retention, a research project was undertaken at Oregon State University. The current paper provides a description of a survey that was developed to help decision makers understand student concerns related to retention. The development of the survey is described along with previous research supporting the survey construction. Analyses of data from the initial administration of the survey are provided to illustrate how the survey can be used to develop programme-level recommendations. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States