Intraprovincial mobility of students. A reality to consider to promote student retention and success in college

Numéro: 

2

Volume: 

31
Richard, Éric

When young people are motivated by an educational study program, they move away from their birthplace to begin college studies. However, we should not believe that this is the only reason; there are often many reasons behind the motivation to move that are rarely unique (new experience, developing autonomy, attraction for the city, distancing oneself from a difficult environment, etc.). Previous research by the author has shown that migration has a positive influence on academic success upon first term enrolment. However, the mobility status of college students is a variable that has never been used in the analysis of school retention and earning a college diploma (DEC). This article looks at this reality that affects thousands of students each year across the province, and presents several results from two new research projects as well as avenues for reflection that can meet the needs of students moving away to study, with the goal of supporting and promoting student retention and success in college.

Article available in French only.

The AQPC acknowledges the financial support, in 2014-2015, of the Government of Canada through Canadian Heritage, Canada Periodical Fund, Business Innovation component.

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