Factors Affecting the Increase of Drop Outs

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FACTORS AFFECTING THE INCREASE OF DROPOUTS OF STUDENTS IN BSU BUSTOS CAMPUS

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A Research Paper
DEDICATION
This research paper is dedicated to our father , who taught us that the best kind of knowledge to have is that which is learned for its own sake. It is also dedicated to our mother, who taught us that even the largest task can be accomplished if it is done one step at a time. To our siblings and friends, who showed us their kindness and generosity all the time. Finally, this research paper is dedicated to our Father God who gave us knowledge and wisdom to face every single problem and also I dedicated this research paper to all those who believe in the richness of learning .

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1 : Do you like your course now ?
Table 2 : Is there any person who motivates you to pursue your course ? Table 3 : If ever you were given a free chance to decide , would you rather continue to college or go to work ? Table 4 : Do you think that the school environment greatly affect your attitude toward learning ? Table 5 : How do you describe or perceive school ?

Table 6 : How does your family or your parents affect you regarding school matter ? Table 7 : Does your peer behave affect in school ?
Table 8 : Does the school facilities , teaching equipments and teachers affect your studying ? Table 9 : What do you think is the main reason of drop outs of student ?

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LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1 : Do you like your course now ?
Figure 2 : Is there any person who motivates you to pursue your course ? Figure 3 : If ever you were given a free chance to decide , would you rather continue to college or go to work ? Figure 4 : Do you think that the school environment greatly affect your attitude toward learning ? Figure 5 : How do you describe or perceive school ?

Figure 6 : How does your family or your parents affect you regarding school matter ? Figure 7 : Does your peer behave affect in school ?
Figure 8 : : Does the school facilities , teaching equipments and teachers affect your studying ? Figure 9 : What do you think is the main reason of drop outs of student ?

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CHAPTER 1
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
Introduction
No one said that going to college would be easy , and many students find out the hard way. There are many contributing factors that can lead us to lack of success. Some are unavoidable ; some are , well , just plain irresponsibility. Either way , dropping out of college can count as substantial loss in the life of a students. For some students , getting accepted to a university is only the first in an uphill battle toward a degree. Perceiving long enough to graduate can be just as challenging .

In the ‘60s we saw college dropouts rates of one in five. In the ‘90s this increase to one in three. Now, according to the Department of Education figures for 2000 through 2006 , thirty percent leave in the first year , and an astonishing fifty percent never graduate. In some studies indicate that a considerable proportion of college dropouts come from low- income families. The U.S Department of Education found that 41% of low- income students enrolled in a four- year institution managed to graduate within five years. For higher income students , this jump to 66 % . Of the low income students that did not return , 47% left in good academic standing .

Through research links financial difficulties to dropout rates , there are a number of factors that account for why students decide to leave school. Students tend to drop out because their expectations of college – academically , socially, or both – don’t match up with the reality once they get there. They also suffer from the rise in financial pressures, 1

distracting interpersonal issues, a lack of motivation , life preparation and poor study skills create an environment of distraction...
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