Understanding student attendance in business schools: An exploratory study
Mearman, Andrew; Pacheco, Gail; Webber, Don J.; Ivlevs, Artjoms; Rahman, Tanzila
Don J. Webber
Tom Ivlevs A.Ivlevs@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Economics
© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. There is considerable literature indicating that class attendance is positively related to academic performance. However, the narrative on what influences students' decisions to attend class is scant. This article examines why students choose not to attend class through the use of a survey distributed to first year undergraduates. Regression results point to three main reasons for reduced attendance rates: (i) alternative sources of information; (ii) valuing attendance low on the priority ladder; and (iii) timing/scheduling constraints. The most significant driver of greater attendance levels was attitudinal differences amongst students, and in particular, students with extrinsic achievement motivations with regard to their education.
Webber, D., Mearman, A., Pacheco, G., Webber, D. J., Ivlevs, A., & Rahman, T. (2014). Understanding student attendance in business schools: An exploratory study. International Review of Economics Education, 17, 120-136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iree.2014.10.002
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Sep 1, 2014|
|Journal||International Review of Economics Education|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||student attendance, survey, virtual learning environment|
|Related Public URLs||http://www.journals.elsevier.com/international-review-of-economics-education|
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