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Powers, Tim E.; Watt, Helen M. G. – Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2021
Although apprenticeships ease the school-to-work transition for youth, many apprentices seriously consider dropping out. While associated with noncompletions, dropout considerations are important to study in their own right, because they reflect a negative quality of apprenticeship experience and can impact apprentices' quality of learning and…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Potential Dropouts, Prediction, Vocational Interests
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Sánchez-Cardona, Israel; Pérez Pedrogo, Coralee; Lopez-Torres, Stephanie; Sánchez-Cesáreo, Marizaida – Preventing School Failure, 2022
Violence and health inequalities impact the academic outcomes of students, especially among minority groups. This study examines the differences in grade retention and dropout intentions with respect to exposure to violence and to mental health (anxiety, depression, and trauma) among youth living in Puerto Rico. Data from 566 students of fifth to…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Grade Repetition, Potential Dropouts, Violence
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Castro-Lopez, Adrián; Cervero, Antonio; Galve-González, Celia; Puente, Javier; Bernardo, Ana B. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
University dropout is a phenomenon of growing interest due to the high financial costs that it involves for both families and states. Various variables have been studied in order to understand why this problem occurs. Satisfaction with the degree choice, study self-regulation and social adaptation within the university are some of the variables…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Student Satisfaction, Self Management
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Bardach, Lisa; Lüftenegger, Marko; Oczlon, Sophie; Spiel, Christiane; Schober, Barbara – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
This study investigates the effects of contextual and motivational factors as well as, crucially, their interaction in predicting university students' dropout intentions. We focus on context-related problems in students' degree program as contextual factors and students' personal best goals (PB goals) as motivational factors. The sample of this…
Descriptors: Potential Dropouts, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Graduate Students
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Gueta, Batel; Berkovich, Izhak – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
This study aimed to extend the limited knowledge on the motivational and identity aspects of youth at risk in second chance programmes. The study examined the relationships between autonomy-supportive climate, adolescents' sense of authenticity, and their dropout risk, as well as the mediating role that authenticity plays in the relationships,…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Personal Autonomy, Correlation, Educational Environment
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Miulescu, Miruna Luana; Ruth, Klaus – Journal of Education and Work, 2021
This paper explores the importance of different parameters influencing young people's Early Leaving of school or training (EL) in applying a five-category research framework, which includes: personal challenges, family circumstances, institutional risks, social relationships and structural risk factors. This paper compares the German and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Potential Dropouts, Family Characteristics
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Bird, Kelli A.; Castleman, Benjamin L.; Song, Yifeng; Mabel, Zachary – Education Next, 2021
An estimated 1,400 colleges and universities nationwide have invested in predictive analytics technology to identify which students are at risk of failing courses or dropping out, with spending estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars. How accurate and stable are those predictions? The authors put six predictive models to the test to gain…
Descriptors: Prediction, Models, Data Analysis, Community Colleges
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Nicoletti, Maria do Carmo; de Oliveira, Osvaldo Luiz – Higher Education Studies, 2020
In the literature related to higher education, the concept of dropout has been approached from several perspectives and, over the years, its definition has been influenced by the use of diversified semantic interpretations. In a general higher education environment dropout can be broadly characterized as the act of a student engaged in a course…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Man Machine Systems, Computation, Prediction
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Monllaó Olivé, David; Huynh, Du Q.; Reynolds, Mark; Dougiamas, Martin; Wiese, Damyon – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2020
Both educational data mining and learning analytics aim to understand learners and optimise learning processes of educational settings like Moodle, a learning management system (LMS). Analytics in an LMS covers many different aspects: finding students at risk of abandoning a course or identifying students with difficulties before the assessments.…
Descriptors: Identification, At Risk Students, Potential Dropouts, Online Courses
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Clark, Sheri L.; Dyar, Christina; Inman, Elizabeth M.; Maung, Nina; London, Bonita – International Journal of STEM Education, 2021
Background: Innovation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields in the U.S. is threatened by a lack of diversity. Social identity threat research finds messages in the academic environment devalue women and underrepresented groups in STEM, creating a chilly and hostile environment. Research has focused on the mechanisms that…
Descriptors: Females, Self Efficacy, STEM Education, Doctoral Students
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Fandrem, Hildegunn; Tvedt, Maren Stabel; Virtanen, Tuomo; Bru, Edvin – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2021
Dropout from upper secondary education is a persistent educational problem, particularly among first-generation immigrant youth. This study examined factors associated with intentions to dropout to gain further insight into the process of leaving upper secondary education. The analyses of 1299 Norwegian first-year upper secondary school students'…
Descriptors: Intention, Potential Dropouts, Secondary School Students, Immigrants
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Soland, James; Domingue, Benjamin; Lang, David – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background/Context: Early warning indicators (EWI) are often used by states and districts to identify students who are not on track to finish high school, and provide supports/interventions to increase the odds the student will graduate. While EWI are diverse in terms of the academic behaviors they capture, research suggests that indicators like…
Descriptors: Identification, At Risk Students, Potential Dropouts, High School Students
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Szlyk, Hannah S. – School Mental Health, 2020
While research supports a strong association between risk of school dropout and suicidality, this youth population remains understudied. This qualitative study addresses this gap by examining self-reported risk and protective factors among 44 alternative high school students who endorsed varying levels of suicidal ideation. Criterion sampling of…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), At Risk Students, Potential Dropouts, Suicide
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Ilyas, Asifa; Zaman, Muhammad Kashif – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: The high dropout rate among online learning students is a serious issue. Using the theory of planned behavior as a framework, this study investigates what effect attitude, opinion of others and perceived ease of online learning technologies leave on Pakistani online students' persistence intentions. Design/methodology/approach: The sample…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, College Students, Academic Persistence
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Mourdi, Youssef; Sadgal, Mohammed; Berrada Fathi, Wafa; El Kabtane, Hamada – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2020
At the beginning of the 2010 decade, the world of education and more specifically e-learning was revolutionized by the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses, better known by their acronym MOOC. Proposed more and more by universities and training centers around the world, MOOCs have become an undeniable asset for any student or person seeking to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Classification, Artificial Intelligence, Distance Education
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