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Predicting economics student retention in higher education : The effects of students' economic competencies at the end of upper secondary school on their intention to leave their studies in economics

Predicting economics student retention in higher education : The effects of students' economic competencies at the end of upper secondary school on their intention to leave their studies in economics

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JÜTTLER, Michael, 2020. Predicting economics student retention in higher education : The effects of students' economic competencies at the end of upper secondary school on their intention to leave their studies in economics. In: PloS one. Public Library of Science (PLoS). 15(2), e0228505. eISSN 1932-6203. Available under: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228505

@article{Juttler2020Predi-48820, title={Predicting economics student retention in higher education : The effects of students' economic competencies at the end of upper secondary school on their intention to leave their studies in economics}, year={2020}, doi={10.1371/journal.pone.0228505}, number={2}, volume={15}, journal={PloS one}, author={Jüttler, Michael}, note={Article Number: e0228505} }

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