Event Title

Le Retention Rate

Presenter Information

Abigail Rall, Susquehanna University

Start Date

25-4-2017 4:20 PM

End Date

25-4-2017 4:40 PM

Description

As the first positivist study, Durkheim's "Le Suicide" suggested that the act of committing suicide was impacted and controlled by the environment around the individual, rather than being entirely driven by independent psychological factors. This model of a society or institution influencing the actions of individuals can also be applied to student attrition in higher education. Certain groups will leave an institution at higher rates compared to others. Certain programs, attitudes, and structures could be the source of this influence. An explanation of the demographics of student retention will be followed by conflict-theory driven proposals and an analysis of these institutions.

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Le Retention Rate

As the first positivist study, Durkheim's "Le Suicide" suggested that the act of committing suicide was impacted and controlled by the environment around the individual, rather than being entirely driven by independent psychological factors. This model of a society or institution influencing the actions of individuals can also be applied to student attrition in higher education. Certain groups will leave an institution at higher rates compared to others. Certain programs, attitudes, and structures could be the source of this influence. An explanation of the demographics of student retention will be followed by conflict-theory driven proposals and an analysis of these institutions.