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Persistence, Retention and Completion of BS Agriculture Students in the University of the Philippines

Ruth Ortega-Dela Cruz and Maria Ana Quimbo

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 27, Issue T2, December 2019

Keywords: Agriculture education, completion, degree, persistence, Philippines, retention

Published on: 15 May 2019

The study used correlational research design to identify factors that explained persistence and retention of BS Agriculture students in the University of the Philippines. The findings reveal a significant relationship between persistence and retention. The results of ordinal logistic regression prove that student satisfaction increases student retention. The Nagelkerke's pseudo R2 value indicates that classroom-related factors explain a large proportion of variation in the student persistence. As persistence goes hand in hand with retention, higher agricultural education can make use of these influential factors by providing the best educational services and learning experiences to students who found the right choice in agriculture.

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