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Transition and Attrition: A Sociological Investigation

Adibi, Hossein & Lawson, Dave E. (2004) Transition and Attrition: A Sociological Investigation. In Making Connections: Transition to University, 26th & 27th September 2005, Queensland University Of Technology, Carseldine Campus. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Student transition to university is a milestone for most people seeking a higher education. The range of environments from which prospective students emerge to engage in study at university is as diverse as the student population. Yet the ideal of a ‘seamless’ transition to higher education is conditioned by mediating social, cultural, and political factors, in addition to those of an individual psychological and personal nature. The purpose of this paper is to elaborate on the sociological aspects of attrition, incorporating a social circumstance perspective that positions attrition as a response to particular political and social contexts and circumstances.

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ID Code: 791
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Transition to University, Attrition, Students
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:23

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