Examining the linkage between class attendance at university and academic performance in an international branch campus setting

Karnik, Ajit, Kishore, Pallavi ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8421-0475 and Meraj, Mohammad Ali ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0269-1717 (2020) Examining the linkage between class attendance at university and academic performance in an international branch campus setting. Research in Comparative and International Education, 15 (4) . pp. 371-390. ISSN 1745-4999 [Article] (doi:10.1177/1745499920958855)

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Abstract

The relationship between class attendance and academic performance has been an important area of research, with a positive association being posited between the two. The setting for our study is an International Branch Campus (IBC) of a British university that needs to demonstrate the quality of its service delivery both to the parent institution and to the fee-paying students. We employ a dataset of over 900 students in an undergraduate degree programme and subject it to statistical techniques, namely quantile regression and two-stage quantile regression. Our results show that attendance has a beneficial influence on academic performance and this benefit persists at higher percentile of grades. We propose that IBCs could consider an attendance policy that encourages students to attend classes.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > International Management and Innovation
A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 31101
Notes on copyright: © The Author(s) 2020
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY-NC) license
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Depositing User: Mohammad Meraj
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2020 07:38
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 13:08
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31101

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