Variables psicológicas y educativas en el abandono universitario

  1. José Tomás Bethencourt Benítez 1
  2. Dolores Lidia Cabrera Pérez 1
  3. Juan Andrés Hernández Cabrera 1
  4. Pedro Ricardo Álvarez Pérez 1
  5. Mirian Catalina González Afonso 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


Electronic journal of research in educational psychology

ISSN: 1696-2095

Year of publication: 2008

Volume: 6

Issue: 16

Pages: 603-622

Type: Article

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SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2008
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.204
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: Education Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 435/860
  • Area: Developmental and Educational Psychology Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 197/261


  • Social Sciences: C


Introduction, The purpose of this research is to demonstrate that on the perceptions of university students, the student variables are seen as most important than the context variables to dropout their university studies. Method. The used methodology was cross-sectional or of cut, of retrospective type. 558 undergraduates were interviewed by telephone on study strategies and activities, psychological characteristics, characteristics of course studies and characteristics of the educators. Results. A multivariate analysis approach was used to confirm our hypothesis. The results confirm the superiority of the student variables front the context variables to dropout the university studies. Discusión. The students’ persistence have demonstrated to be very relevant in the avoidance of the dropout. These results are interpreted in the light of the constructs that are being investigated by the world movement of the positive psychology, as the optimism, the hope, the happiness or the resilience.