Should I go or should I stay?: A study of factors influencing students' decision on early leaving
Glogowska, M., Young, P. and Lockyer, L. (2007) Should I go or should I stay?: A study of factors influencing students' decision on early leaving. Active Learning in Higher Education, 8 (1). pp. 63-77. ISSN 1469-7874
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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1469787407074115
This article reports on a research project led by Young and funded by the NHS Workforce Development Confederation which investigated student attrition. Drawing upon extensive questionnaire, interview and existing statistical data, the study compares staff and student perspectives and is unusual for its comparison of the perspectives of students who had left a university course with those that had chosen to stay. The outcomes of the research have contributed directly to strategic institutional policy to improve retention and to national debate on a key issue of current national and international concern. Authorship is joint and equal between the first two authors, with the third named author playing a key role in the wider project but a negligible role in this particular publication.