n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Role of student faculty interaction in attrition among students in private universities in Nairobi county, Kenya

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between student faculty interaction and student attrition in private universities in Nairobi County, Kenya. The study was informed by Tinto's (1975) student integration theory and Bean's (1980) student attrition model. The study sample consisted of 387 current and 60 dropout students of 13 private universities in Nairobi, Kenya. Data were collected through a paper based questionnaire and in-depth interviews. The study established attrition levels of 37%. The results also showed a negative significant relationship between student faculty interaction and student attrition rate (p=.03). The findings of this study are significant to university administrators, counselors and mentors in higher education institutions. The study provides a number of recommendations on how student attrition can be lowered or controlled by university administrators. Policy makers will also find these results valuable in the search for appropriate remedial action for the problem of student attrition.

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