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ERIC Number: EJ833325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
First University Experience and Student Retention Factors
Madgett, Paul J.; Belanger, Charles H.
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v38 n3 p77-96 2008
The global marketplace has heightened the need for highly skilled personnel worldwide, underscoring the fact that a postsecondary education has almost become a necessary link to innovation and competitiveness. Canada, along with other industrialized nations, has an ageing population and is being challenged to alleviate specialized skill imbalances and shortages. A combination of two methods is usually employed to provide a steady supply of university graduates: the first one is to increase accessibility, and the second is to reduce the attrition of first-year students. After examining the latter through a 24-variable binomial logistic regression model (N = 4229), we found that higher retention rates are definitely achievable in particular environments. (Contains 7 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada