Charakterystyka zjawiska odpadu i odsiewu na kierunku ekonomiki przemysłu Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego w latach 1969/1970-1975/1976
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The article presents results of analyses on the peroentage level of drop-outs among students in the faoulty of Production Economics at the University of Łódź. It contains a socio-demographic characteristics of the eoclal category created as a result of these phenomena. The aggre^tion in question is represented by students, who left the faculty of Production Economics in the course of all years of academic studies (i. e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th ) over the six consecutive academic years from <1969/1970 to 1975/1976. Studies performed by the author show that the average percentage figure of students obtaining the certificate of completed Btudies in the faculty in question reaches about 70 per cent, and thus losses due to iropping(-out amount to 30 per cent for particular years_. From among 70 per cent of students obtaining the certificate of completed studies on the average about 6 per cent do not seat for the master's exam. This produces a decrease of the index of aggregate effectiveness of studies for the faculty of Production Economics to the level of 64 per cent. Further conclusions from the analysis look as follows: 1. Process of dropping-out in the faculty of Production Economics is not enenly spread both with reference to particular years of studyind (it is highest in the case of the first year students)and particular academic years. 2, As a result of more frequent cases of dropping-out among men grows feminization, of studies, 3. Social origins exert a strong influence on the process of leaving the University before graduation with the wei$)t of this factor depending on sex as an intermediate variable. 4. High level of dropping-out 'among men of working-class origin is conditioned, to a large extent, by the type of completed secondary school. Analyses presented in the article are based on materials and documenta provided by the Dean's Office of the Department of Economics and Sociology, University of Lódź . Their processing constitutes the first stage of studies on the process of dropping-out of students. The second stage of studies will encompass interviews with young people filing to complete their academic courses, and concerning their further life and professional careers. The objective of the second stage will be, among others, to determine the strength of needs and desires of the young people under survey as connected with obtaining of the academic education.