ERIC Number: EJ1161874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
The Role of High-School Duration for University Students' Motivation, Abilities and Achievements
Meyer, Tobias; Thomsen, Stephan L.
Education Economics, v26 n1 p24-45 2018
We study the effects of learning intensity and duration of high school on students' motivation, abilities and achievements at university. The empirical analysis is based on primary panel data from an education reform in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt that reduced university preparatory schooling from 13 to 12 years but left the curriculum unchanged. The estimates show some impacts on students' perceptions of learning abilities, but the probability of university drop-out and the final grade remain unchanged. By and large, the findings indicate that students affected by the reform are similarly motivated and skilled compared to the counterfactual situation.
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Probability, Dropouts, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: West Germany