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Title: A factorial structure of university absenteeism in higher education: a student perspective
Author: Triadó i Ivern, Xavier Ma.
Aparicio Chueca, Ma. del Pilar (María del Pilar)
Elasri Ejjaberi, Amal
Maestro Yarza, Irene
Bernardo Vilamitjana, Mercè
Presas i Maynegre, Pilar
Keywords: Estudiants universitaris
Absentisme escolar
Abandó dels estudis (Educació superior)
College students
School attendance
College dropouts
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: The aim of this study is to identify and analyse the most important reasons that influence absenteeism in university classrooms from the students' perspective. Data have been gathered through a questionnaire answered by 1,896 students from the Business Administration, Economics and Sociology degrees of the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. Both a difference of means and exploratory factor analyses have been applied. Findings show that students differ on these reasons regarding their year and degree of study. The results of the factor analysis reveal five dimensions of reasons for absenteeism: (1) students' own planning, (2) teaching methodology, (3) learning methodology, (4) course characteristics, and (5) external sources available. These factors call for effective action lines that eliminate the inefficiencies of public resources.
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It is part of: Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020, vol. 57, num. 2, p. 136-147
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ISSN: 1470-3297
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