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Mooney, Amanda; Moncrieff, Kate; Hickey, Chris – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: As with any period of transition, the induction into a university degree in Physical Education and Sport studies can be a daunting encounter for many students. In recognition of this, increased attention is directed to specific institutional practices that might support students during this phase. Indeed, improving the first-year…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Athletics, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
Guenther, John; Bat, Melodie; Stephens, Anne; Skewes, Janet; Boughton, Bob; Williamson, Frances; Wooltorton, Sandra; Marshall, Melissa; Dwyer, Anna – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2017
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in very remote parts of Australia are increasingly participating in vocational education and training (VET); however, completion rates remain low and employment outcomes are not improving. This project identifies how retention and completion can be improved and what other indicators of success are important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Vocational Education
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Wayne, Usher T. – ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 2018
Understanding factors that motivate players to continue participation in sport can foster long-term participation and positive retention rates. The aim of this research was to determine the extent to which a player's decision to not return to Australia's National Rugby League (NRL) in 2017, was influenced by four experiences, which are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Sports, Athletes, Interpersonal Relationship
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Ravulo, Jioji – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
There is a need for culturally relevant and appropriate retention programs within a climate of ever-increasing neo-liberalism that is seeking to change the very nature and underlying rationale of higher education. This article is posited alongside the reflections of past and current university students, who highlight various socio-economic and…
Descriptors: College Students, School Holding Power, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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Chiyaka, Edward T.; Sithole, Alec; Manyanga, Fidelis; McCarthy, Peter; Bucklein, Brian K. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
Online course delivery continues to grow as a viable means of providing increased educational access to more students, but low student retention rates remain a major challenge. In this study, key institutional characteristics that influence student retention in postsecondary education are analyzed. These are student-faculty ratio, graduation rate,…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, School Holding Power, Postsecondary Education, Electronic Learning
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Lake, Erinn D.; Koper, Jordan; Balayan, Ariana; Lynch, Lian – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
The purpose of this article is to examine student retention rates and graduation among a doctoral program at a Mid-Atlantic institution. This qualitative study found that faculty encouragement, self-motivation, the cohort model, and the structure of this program contributed to its success. The authors recommend a universal model of retention, as…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Qualitative Research
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Cahillane, Marie; MacLean, Piers; Smy, Victoria – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
Periods of no practice in performing a technical procedure may impact on the retention of the procedural skills required to produce VLE content. This exploratory paper reports a case study into the application of a validated skills retention model, the User Decision Aid (UDA). Use of the UDA results in a series of indicative retention rates…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Retention (Psychology)
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Wade, Nathaniel L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Student success measurements for 4-year institutions of higher education are a topic of importance for numerous stakeholders including prospective and current students, parents, staff, faculty, administrators, governing boards, policymakers, and citizens. Common measures of student success are retention rates and 4- and 6-year graduation rates.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power, College Students
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Bingham, Melissa A.; Solverson, Natalie Walleser – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2016
First- to second-year retention rates are one metric reported by colleges and universities to convey institutional success to a variety of external constituents. But how much of a retention rate is institutional inputs, and how much can be understood by examining student inputs? The authors utilize multi-year, multi-institutional data to examine…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Universities, College Students, School Holding Power
Skewes, Janet; Bat, Melodie; Guenther, John; Boughton, Bob; Williamson, Frances; Wooltorton, Sandra; Marshall, Mel; Dwyer, Anna; Stephens, Anne – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2017
The case studies presented in this Support Document are a compilation of learnings derived from the research project, "Enhancing training advantage for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners." The project, funded by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), was conducted by a consortium of researchers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Vocational Education
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Asmar, Christine; Page, Susan; Radloff, Ali – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
Increases in participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education across Australia continue to be promising. However, it is also known that Indigenous students' attrition, retention and completion rates remain areas of concern. In this paper, we report our findings from an analysis of Indigenous student responses to…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Coates, Hamish – Australian Universities' Review, 2014
In many higher education systems around the world increasing retention is vital if institutions are to produce the number of graduates identified through government projections to meet industry needs. Taking Australia as an example, the analysis uses results from a large-scale survey of undergraduate students to review rates and rationales for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Intention
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Miller, Lisa – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study expanded on previous models that looked primarily at student and support factors related to student retention and examined other stakeholder group functions not previously reviewed in relation to student retention. The research question assumed that greater faculty participation in campus decision-making and faculty satisfaction would…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, Academic Persistence, Teacher Influence
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Pitman, Tim; Koshy, Paul; Phillimore, John – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
In the pursuit of mass higher education, fears are often expressed that the quality of higher education suffers as access is increased. This quantitative study considers three proxies of educational quality: (1) prior academic achievement of the student, (2) attrition and retention rates and (3) progression rates, to establish whether educational…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Foreign Countries
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Burke, Adam – College and University, 2019
This literature review examines student retention in higher education institutions. Specifically, it looks at the background and history of student retention, three student retention theories, and current literature on student retention within the social system. The three theories are Spady's (1970, 1971) Undergraduate Dropout Process Model,…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Models, Higher Education, Learner Engagement
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