Predictors of Academic Outcomes among Local-born, Immigrant and International University Students in Canada: A Retrospective Analysis

  • Tricia L. da Silva University of Toronto
  • Konstantine Zakzanis University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Joanna Henderson University of Toronto
  • Arun V. Ravindran University of Toronto

Abstract

Poor academic performance and dropout are major concerns at post-secondary institutions. Influences include sociodemographic, psychosocial, and academic functioning factors. Canadian literature is limited, and little published data directly compare academic outcomes between local-born, immigrant, and international students. We conducted a secondary analysis of data from 2,466 first-year students from a Canadian university over three years. Age, gender, first language, citizenship status, and early academic performance were among the predictors of later performance, dropout and return to studies. Local-born, immigrant, and international students had similarities and differences in risks. Limitations include the retrospective analysis and lack of information on reasons for dropout.

Published
2018-01-09
How to Cite
da Silva, T. L., Zakzanis, K., Henderson, J., & Ravindran, A. V. (2018). Predictors of Academic Outcomes among Local-born, Immigrant and International University Students in Canada: A Retrospective Analysis. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue Canadienne De l’éducation, 40(4), 543-575. Retrieved from https://journals.sfu.ca/cje/index.php/cje-rce/article/view/2884
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