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Title: Risk is relative: Person and place do matter in undergraduate engagement and retention
Contributor(s): Woolcott, Geoff (author); Whannell, Robert  (author)orcid ; Chamberlain, Daniel (author)
Publication Date: 2019
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Student engagement and retention in higher education is increasingly a balance between student educational choices and economic and social cost from failure or withdrawal, with identification of at-risk students problematic. This study demonstrates a technique for identifying risk factors (indicators or predictors) by applying relative risk analysis to an archived social ecology data set for a cohort of commencing undergraduate students at a regional Australian university. The analysis identified a set of social ecology risk factors from a broad range of demographic, academic and engagement factors and also allowed a comparison of these factors with pre-determined risk indicators. These social ecology risk factors may be useful in extending current risk factor analyses, offering a more nuanced view of student success under conditions of person and place in an undergraduate learning environment.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: STARS 2019: Student Transitions Achievement Retention and Success, Melbourne, Australia, 7th - 10th July, 2019
Source of Publication: STARS 2019: 7 - 10 July 2019 Crown Promenade Melbourne, Australia, p. 1-10
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160101 Early childhood education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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