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What determines students’ study practices in higher education? An instrumental variable approach

Mohammad Alauddin, Adrian Ashman, Hong Son Nghiem and C. Lovell

Economic Analysis and Policy, 2016, vol. 51, issue C, 46-54

Abstract: University student populations in the developed world embody more personal, social, cultural, and intellectual diversity than their predecessors a quarter century ago. The existing literature is less clear about dimensions of students’ study practices and how variables that underpin this diversity shape them. This study fills this gap in three ways. First, it develops study practices questionnaire (SPrQ) and gathers student survey data from a leading Australian university. Second, factor analysis explores dimensions within the domain. Third, an econometric model incorporating university entry score as an instrumental variable (IV) investigates key determinants of the dimensions.

Keywords: Student diversity; Study practices domain; Higher education; Factor analysis; Instrumental variable (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A2 I2 I21 I28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.1016/j.eap.2016.05.006

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