Title

Students’ attrition and retention in higher education: A conceptual discussion

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Title

STARS Conference Proceedings

Publisher

Curtin University of Technology

Place of Publication

Australia

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

21406

Comments

Adusei-Asante, K., & Doh, D. (2016). Students’ attrition and retention in higher education: A conceptual discussion. STARS Conference Proceedings 29 June-2 July. Available here

Abstract

Theoretical and conceptual foundations are imperative in the design of programmes and policies. However, in terms of actual programming and policy decisions that deal with attrition and retention in higher education, very little is known about the theoretical impetus for actions for students from low socio-economic status backgrounds. This conceptual paper examines the theoretical arguments made on attrition and retention in higher education and shows how the concepts informed the design and implementation of a peer-mentoring project currently being implemented for domestic African undergraduate students at Edith Cowan University (ECU), Western Australia.

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