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Title: The discovery of the possible reasons for delayed graduation and dropout in the light of a qualitative research study
Authors: Bocsi Veronika
Ceglédi Tímea
Kocsis Zsófia
Kovács Karolina Eszter
Kovács Klára
Müller Anetta
Pallay Katalin
Szabó Barbara Éva
Szigeti Fruzsina
Tóth Dorina Anna
Поллоі Каталін
Keywords: delayed graduation;dropout;higher education
Issue Date: 16-Jan-2019
Publisher: Akadémiai Kiadó
Type: dc.type.collaborative
Citation: In Journal of Adult Learning Knowledge and Innovation. 2019. Volume 3., Issue 1. pp. 27-38.
Series/Report no.: Volume 3., Issue 1.
Abstract: Abstract. Higher educational dropout is a significant area of education policy in Hungary. First, the proportion of graduated higher educational students is low when compared to the OECD average, which may be caused by dropout from higher educational courses. On the other hand, although the phenomenon of dropout has been closely investigated in several international research papers, the methodology used to determine the dropout ratio is unsatisfactory, mainly due to the lack of expert consensus. As a consequence, we do not have precise data regarding the dropout ratios, which make investigations related to this area even more necessary. The aim of this study was to measure the possible reasons for delayed graduation and dropout, and it was carried out as a qualitative study based on existing theories. In our investigation, the role of the sociocultural background; the years prior to the time spent in higher education; and the motivation of the choice of institution, employment, sports, and social activities were measured through an analysis of seven individual interviews and one focus group conversation involving 10 participants based on a semi-structured interview methodology. The causes of delayed graduation and dropout, which are more difficult to observe, are an inappropriately chosen institution and/or course, employment while studying intensively in a higher education institution, competitive sport and friends with a negative attitude toward learning. Our analysis provides a stable basis for a wider questionnaire-based investigation on a representative sample and its main units have been developed according to the research blocks of the interview analysis.
ISSN: 2631-1348
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