A student retention model: empirical, theoretical and pragmatic considerations

Atif, A, Richards, D and Bilgin, A 2013, 'A student retention model: empirical, theoretical and pragmatic considerations', in Hepu Deng and Craig Standing (ed.) ACIS 2013: Information systems: Transforming the Future: Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne, Australia, 4-6 December, 2013, pp. 1-11.


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Title A student retention model: empirical, theoretical and pragmatic considerations
Author(s) Atif, A
Richards, D
Bilgin, A
Year 2013
Conference name 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 4-6 December, 2013
Proceedings title ACIS 2013: Information systems: Transforming the Future: Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Editor(s) Hepu Deng and Craig Standing
Publisher RMIT University
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Start page 1
End page 11
Abstract This research-in-progress paper draws on an extensive body of literature related to student retention. The purpose of this study is to develop a student retention model utilising student demographic data and a combination of data from student information systems, course management systems and other similar tools to accurately predict academic success of students at our own institution. Our research extends Tinto’s model by incorporating a number of components from Bean’s, Astin’s and Swail’s model. Our proposed eclectic model consists of seven components, identified as determinants of student retention. The strength in the model lies in its ability to help institutions work proactively to support student retention and achievement. The proposed research methodology to be used in this study is “a mixed-methods concurrent triangulation strategy”. The results are expected to indicate which of the factors are most important in developing an information system to predict and suggest interventions to improve retention.
Subjects Other Information and Computing Sciences
Keyword(s) Retention
Higher Education
Eclectic Model
Mixed-Methods
Triangulation
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