Supporting student 'success': what can we learn from the persisters?

Roberts, CA, Oakey, D, Watkin, M and Fox, R 2003, Supporting student 'success': what can we learn from the persisters? , in: Education in a Changing Environment: Inaugural Learning and Teaching Research Conference, 17-18 September 2003, University of Salford, UK.

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It is suggested that the current research focus on withdrawal from the first year in higher education (HE) provides a limited account of what may influence persistence. In particular it provides little account of how persistence is facilitated in the cases where students have sometimes doubted whether they should remain at university. The aim of this study was to determine any differences in levels of satisfaction between students who considered leaving in the first year, and those who did not. A further aim was to identify whether students who had doubts about remaining differed in any significant respects from students who had no doubts. No differences were found in student characteristics between the groups. However, a marked difference was noted in attitudinal responses - with doubters responding less favourably than non-doubters across a range of measures suggested by other research to facilitate social and institutional integration.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 0902896660
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2009 09:41
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 08:03

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