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Student transitions and adjustments in Canadian post secondary education

TitleStudent transitions and adjustments in Canadian post secondary education
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsMartinello, F.
Series TitleMESA Project Research Paper
Document Number2008-7
Date PublishedJuly
InstitutionCanadian Education Project
CityToronto, ON
Keywordsadjustments, cegep, college, éducation, graduate, post-secondary, student, transitions, university
Abstract

A longitudinal sample of Canadian post-secondary students, 1997 to 2003, is used to examine the transitions and adjustments made during post secondary education (PSE). Separate analyses are conducted for students whose first program was bachelors level at a university and students in two (or more) year programs at a college or cegep. The proportions who do not complete their first PSE program; switch to other programs at the same, higher, or lower levels; or leave PSE are documented along with the outcomes of the second programs. Similarly, the proportions of graduates who enrol in second PSE programs at the same, higher, or lower levels are documented along with their outcomes. Regression analysis estimates correlates of students' decisions to: a) leave their first program without graduating, b) attempt a second program at the same level, and c) attempt a second program at a lower level. Correlates include students' family characteristics, living arrangements, high school grades, and loans for financing PSE.

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