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Student empowerment and participation modifying dropout intention in higher education institutions

Grant number: 16/08855-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2016
Effective date (End): June 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Administration - Business Administration
Principal researcher:Eliane Pereira Zamith Brito
Grantee:Patricia Silva Monteiro Boaventura
Home Institution: Escola de Administração de Empresas (EAESP). Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Greater access, higher quality and dropout reduction are among the priorities for education in Brazil between 2011 and 2020, according to the Ministry of Education of Brazil (MEC, 2012). In recent years, access to education at the college level has improved but the high dropout rate still remains (Speller et al. 2012). The dropout problem seems related not only to financial matters (Lima & Machado 2014), but also to the quality of education and student motivation (Silva & Sauaia 2014). This research aims to advance understanding of this issue. For this, after understanding the postmodern consumer, the student in this case, is essential, which becomes co-creator of experiences. In higher education institutions (HEIs), most studies focus on assessing the impact of perceived value on loyalty to the institution (Sampaio et al. 2012). Researches that consider customer participation as intrinsic to the service, influencing its outcome; and customer empowerment as a mechanism that can positively leverage this result have been developed in other contexts. This study explores how the participation and empowerment of students can contribute to learning and lead to a positive behavior intention in relation to the institution and to the learning process. The proposal includes two stages: qualitative to map how students are encouraged to participate and to be empowered and how students perceive this phenomenon; and quantitative to evaluate the effect of student participation and empowerment in their behavioral intention toward institution. (AU)

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SANDES, FABIO SHIMABUKURO; LEANDRO, JULIO; BOAVENTURA, PATRICIA; DA SILVA JUNIOR, ADELSON FERREIRA. I do not own a car any more: An analysis of possessions' disposal and changes in consumers' identities. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONSUMER STUDIES, v. 43, n. 5, p. 446-456, SEP 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.

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