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Revista Brasileira de Orientação Profissional

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CASANOVA, Joana R. et al. Dropout in higher education: Impact of self-efficacy in dropout intention. Rev. bras. orientac. prof [online]. 2018, vol.19, n.1, pp. 41-49. ISSN 1984-7270.

The increasing rates of dropout in Higher Education follow the greater democratization of access, justifying its study. It is intended to analyze the impact of personal variables, school course, degree choice and perceptions of self-efficacy in dropout intention. The Self-efficacy Scale in Higher Education (Vieira, Polydoro, & Guerreiro-Casanova, 2017) was applied to 1,085 first year students. Applying the Structural Equation Modeling, the results highlight the effect of the variables gender, parental academic qualification, grade point average to access higher education and frequency of first choice degree in the intention of dropout. Self-efficacy, in addition to the direct impact on the intention to dropout, measured the impact of the grade point average and the first option degree. Some recommendations to reduce the problem are mentioned.

Keywords : Higher education; dropout; self-efficacy.

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