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Page: 7220 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain

DISTANCE AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION

C. Vieira, I. Vieira, L. Raposo

Universidade de √Čvora (PORTUGAL)
In this paper, we examine whether distance from permanent residence is a significant determinant of a student's academic performance in higher education. As shown in the literature, a large number of different individual, institutional and socioeconomic factors can influence graduation grades. After controlling for these factors, we investigate whether road distance is also a statistically influential variable. We employ data on both admission and final graduation grades from a Portuguese public university to estimate a model of relative academic performance, using an instrumental variables two-stage least squares estimator to account for possible endogeneity bias. We find distance to be a significant negative determinant of relative academic performance in higher education. The effect is less pronounced for female students, suggesting a greater capacity of adaptation to a more independent way of life. This finding has important implications for both policymakers designing the national network of higher education institutions, and for individual universities' student support services.
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author = {Vieira, C. and Vieira, I. and Raposo, L.},
title = {DISTANCE AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION},
series = {6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-3847-5},
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month = {18-20 November, 2013},
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SN - 978-84-616-3847-5/2340-1095
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C. Vieira, I. Vieira, L. Raposo (2013) DISTANCE AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION, ICERI2013 Proceedings, p. 7220.
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