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Factors influencing student delay in higher education. A case study at Stenden University of Apllied Sciences

Dieters, Anja (2013) Factors influencing student delay in higher education. A case study at Stenden University of Apllied Sciences.

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Abstract:The goal of this research was to examine the relation between prior education and study success and to identify reasons for study delay. The research was longitudinal and found that students with a VWO background are more successful in timely graduation than students with a HAVO or MBO background. When analysing study success based on secondary education profiles, the main outcome was that the profiles do not predict study success for VWO, but there are significant differences for HAVO. For both, the students with the preferred profile Economics & Society do not return the shortest graduation times on average. To determine the reasons for study delay a questionnaire was send by email to all students in the database in May 2012. In total 281 respondents completed (part of) the questionnaire. Results of the regression analyses show that lack of personal support from staff is one of the main factors influencing study delay as is balancing employment and study. However, results between the regression analysis and the qualitative analysis of factors on study delay are not always congruent as in an open question a majority of respondents indicated personal problems to be one of the main influences.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/64268
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