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A structural equation model for analysis of factors associated with the choice of engineering degrees in a technical university

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dc.contributor.author Hervás , Antonio es_ES
dc.contributor.author Guàrdia Olmos, Joan es_ES
dc.contributor.author Peró Cebollero, Maribel es_ES
dc.contributor.author Capilla Lladró, Roberto es_ES
dc.contributor.author Soriano Jiménez, Pedro Pablo es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-17T12:49:54Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-17T12:49:54Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.issn 1085-3375
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/39696
dc.description Copyright © 2013 Antonio Herv´as et al.This is an open access article distributed under the Creative CommonsAttribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. es_ES
dc.description.abstract Many different factors are taken into account by students when choosing a degree and university. Some of these are general considerations, such as the quality of the degree course (ratio available places/places in first choice, cut-off mark, etc.) while others are subjective factors (e.g.: friends doing the same course). This paper presents a partial multivariate model that considers the weight of the different variables linked to this decision, as identified in the bibliography. We analyzed four samples of first-year students (total n = 1790) from different engineering degree courses at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) in the 2010-11 and 2011-2012 academic years. All the students involved in the study had chosen this university and their courses as their first option. The overall effect shows that the structural model adjusts reasonably well to the different engineering courses analyzed. Similarly, the individual models for each engineering degree manage to identify the different effects involved. In the case of the engineering degree based on new technologies (ICT) the statistical effects are much greater and more statistically significant than in the other three branches of engineering considered. Social and individual factors were seen to have more impact on the choice of ICT degrees at the UPV. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship research was made possible in part by the PSI2010-21214- C02-01 Project and was carried out by members of the Generalitat de Catalunya's SGR 388 Consolidated Research Group and also by members of the Grup Consolidat d'Innovacio Docent en Aprenentatge de l'Estadistica en Salut de la Universitat de Barcelona (GCID-2011/EST). This work forms part of the project entitled "A Longitudinal Model Impact Assessment of Variables Involved in Selecting Studies and University. Academic Achievement in High School and University Entrance Exam, as Predictors of Initial Performance at University," financed by the ICE at the University of Barcelona in the REDICE 2012, with Code no. 1641-01. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation es_ES
dc.relation University of Barcelona in the REDICE 2012 [1641-01 ] es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Abstract and Applied Analysis es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento (by) es_ES
dc.subject Technological College Selection es_ES
dc.subject Structural Equation Models es_ES
dc.subject University Access es_ES
dc.subject Higher Education Management. es_ES
dc.subject.classification MATEMATICA APLICADA es_ES
dc.subject.classification PRODUCCION VEGETAL es_ES
dc.subject.classification TECNOLOGIA ELECTRONICA es_ES
dc.title A structural equation model for analysis of factors associated with the choice of engineering degrees in a technical university es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1155/2013/368529
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Matemática Aplicada - Departament de Matemàtica Aplicada es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería Electrónica - Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Hervás, A.; Guàrdia Olmos, J.; Peró Cebollero, M.; Capilla Lladró, R.; Soriano Jiménez, PP. (2013). A structural equation model for analysis of factors associated with the choice of engineering degrees in a technical university. Abstract and Applied Analysis. 2013:1-7. doi:10.1155/2013/368529 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/368529 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 7 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 2013 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 256055


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