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ERIC Number: EJ971545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
Institutional Characteristics and College Student Dropout Risks: A Multilevel Event History Analysis
Chen, Rong
Research in Higher Education, v53 n5 p487-505 Aug 2012
In the past two decades, although access to higher education for American students has improved, student persistence in 4-year institutions is far from assured. There have been a number of research studies on student persistence/dropout in higher education, but most have focused on the characteristics and behavior of students as illustrated by the "student-centered research tradition". This study focuses on what institutional characteristics contribute to conditions that reduce student dropout risks. By analyzing longitudinal and hierarchical data, this research proposes and tests a multilevel event history model that identifies the major institutional attributes related to student dropout risk in a longitudinal process. Evidence indicates that institutional expenditure on student services is negatively associated with student dropout behavior. Implications of the results for institutional practices and future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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