Contributed Paper C307In session C9A (Thursday 12th, 11:00-12:30, Level 3 - Conference Room B)
Event History Analysis of Attrition and Degree Completion in Graduate Studies
AuthorsBobby Roaring (Pangasinan State University, Philippines)
Marycel Sajise (Benguet State University, Philippines)
PresenterBobby Roaring (Philippines)
This study aimed to determine the factors influencing the student attrition and degree completion in Graduate Studies. Admitted graduate students from 2011 to 2016 at Pangasinan State University graduate programs were utilized. High occurrence of dropout was observed while degree completion is low. The median time-to-dropout was fifth semester and fourth semester for doctoral and masteral programs, respectively. The median time to degree completion was eight semesters for doctorate students and six semesters for masteral students. No significant factor influences on the degree completion and student attrition in Masteral studies. Age is positively associated with the odds of completion for doctorate students but no significant factors affects completion. The implication of this study is useful in developing retention and interventions program in the graduate programs.