Psychosocial Factors Involved in Dropping Out of University Education
Keywords:Motivation; self-esteem; intelligence; maladaptation; education
College dropout in the field of tertiary education has become a serious concern among
specialists in the field of education in recent years. Programs and projects aimed at increasing the
retention rate of students in the first year of college have been developed, and are still under discussion.
The causes of school dropout vary, but an important role is also played by psychosocial factors closely
related to the course or psychosocial evolution of the individual and his role in society. The tendency
to drop out prematurely generates late negative effects, which are perceived much later in terms of
professional failures caused by lack of education, as well as capping on certain limiting levels during
personal and professional development.
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