In Quebec, Canada, college is an institution after high school (2-year university preparation program or 3-year technical programs). According to the information from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) (Ministry of education), more than a third of college students do not graduate within the prescribed time (Dion-Viens, 2017) or quit before graduating (MELS, 2010). Major theories regarding school dropout or perseverance highlight school performance as an explanatory factor (Dion, 2006). Moreover, scientific literature suggests that self-esteem (Murray & KennedyLightsey, 2013) and emotional self-efficacy (Bandura, 2007) may influence students’ behaviour.

Published in: World Congress on Education (WCE-2018)

  • Date of Conference: 15-18 July 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/WCE.2018.0084
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-91-9
  • Conference Location: Dublin, Ireland