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Mendoza, Pilar; Villarreal, Pedro, III; Gunderson, Alee – Research in Higher Education, 2014
This study employs the 2007-2008 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study and the National Research Center's survey data, "A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States," to investigate the (1) the effects of debt in relation to tuition and fees paid and (2) the effects of teaching assistantships,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Academic Persistence, Debt (Financial)
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van der Haert, Margaux; Arias Ortiz, Elena; Emplit, Philippe; Halloin, Véronique; Dehon, Catherine – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
In this article, the determinants of "time to dropout" from doctoral studies and "time to PhD completion" are studied using a discrete-time competing risks survival analysis for a sample of 3092 doctoral candidates from the Université libre de Bruxelles. Not surprisingly, results show that students supported with research…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Graduate Students, Time to Degree, Financial Support
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Lindner, James R.; Rayfield, John; Briers, Gary; Johnson, Larry – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to describe the effects of a graduate student fellowship program on middle school students' attitude toward science and their interest in science. Using a descriptive and correlational research design, data were collected from 588 middle school students (grades 6, 7, and 8). Participants completed a pretest and a…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Science Interests