Formulating a Conceptual Model on Nontraditional Student Attrition and Persistence in Postsecondary Vocational Education Programs

D. R. Johnson

This document summarizes literature concerning student attrition in postsecondary vocational education programs. A conceptual model of student attrition is proposed to stimulate future research. The author argues that the retention of students in vocational education can be enhanced by understanding the interaction between individuals and the educational environment.

MDS-217 / May 1991


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