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ERIC Number: EJ970615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9441
The Relationship between Choice of Major and Career, Experience of University and Attrition
Willcoxson, Lesley; Wynder, Monte
Australian Journal of Education, v54 n2 p175-189 Aug 2010
This study builds on earlier findings that clear choice of major and clarity of career direction is associated with university student retention. Data on business students' experience of university were correlated with data on intention to leave for two distinct major or career groupings--students who had committed themselves to a career-related major, either accounting or marketing, and those who were enrolled in the generic Bachelor of Business. Findings indicate differences in the attrition risk factors associated with each of the three majors. (Contains 4 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia