Dropouts and budgets: A Test of a Dropout Reduction Model among Students in Israeli higher education

Ran Bar-Am, Osama Arar


APA 6th edition
Bar-Am, R., & Arar, O. (2017). Dropouts and budgets: A Test of a Dropout Reduction Model among Students in Israeli higher education. European Journal of Educational Research, 6(2), 123-134. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.2.134

Harvard
Bar-Am R., and Arar O. 2017 'Dropouts and budgets: A Test of a Dropout Reduction Model among Students in Israeli higher education', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 123-134. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.6.2.134

Chicago 16th edition
Bar-Am, Ran and Arar, Osama . "Dropouts and budgets: A Test of a Dropout Reduction Model among Students in Israeli higher education". (2017)European Journal of Educational Research 6, no. 2(2017): 123-134. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.2.134

Abstract

This article deals with the problem of student dropout during the first year in a higher education institution. To date, no model on a budget has been developed and tested to prevent dropout among Engineering Students. This case study was conducted among first-year students taking evening classes in two practical engineering colleges in Israel. There are three dimensions of the dropout reduction model: social support, institutional support and personal commitment. The results of the intervention had a positive effect on all three dimensions.

Keywords: dropout reduction, educational intervention, efficiency, human capital, productivity, student retention.


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