Effects of Demographic Variables and Academic Performance on Student Retention
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- academic performance, first-year persistence; student retention; logistic regression
A model of the retention of first-year higher education students in Taiwan was created using logistic regression. The data used for creating the model consisted of the records of 955 first-year students who were enrolled in the academic year 2013 at a private institution in Taiwan. Six variables were found to be significant for determining student retention, namely: major field of study, age, residence, first-semester credit, second-semester grade and absenteeism. Seven logistic regression models were created using the six predictors obtained and the model with all the six predictors showed the best predictive power. Second-semester grade, residence and first-semester credits were all found to have a significant impact on first-year student retention.
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TY - CONF AU - Fumei Weng PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - Effects of Demographic Variables and Academic Performance on Student Retention BT - Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Advances in Management, Arts and Humanities Science PB - Atlantis Press SP - 224 EP - 227 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/amahs-16.2016.46 DO - 10.2991/amahs-16.2016.46 ID - Weng2016/12 ER -