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Absenteeism and Undergraduate Exam Performance

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  • Daniel R. Marburger
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    The author investigates the relationship between students' absenteeism during a principles of microeconomics course and their subsequent performance on exams. Records were maintained regarding the specific class periods that each student missed during the semester. Records were also kept of the class meeting when the material corresponding to each multiple-choice test question was covered. A qualitative choice model reveals that students who missed class on a given date were significantly more likely to respond incorrectly to questions relating to material covered that day than students who were present.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The Journal of Economic Education.

    Volume (Year): 32 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 2 (January)
    Pages: 99-109

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:jeduce:v:32:y:2001:i:2:p:99-109

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