Evaluation of factors influencing student class attendance and performance

Stephen Devadoss, John Foltz

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This study quantifies the effects of student behavior, teacher attributes, and course characteristics on class attendance and performance. Several notable factors that influence attendance and grades are motivation, prior grade point average (GPA), self-financing by students, hours worked on jobs, quality of teaching, and nature of class lectures. This study provides strong empirical evidence of the positive influence of class attendance on student performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-507
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1996


  • Class attendance
  • Class performance
  • Motivation
  • Prior GPA
  • Teaching skills


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