Sociological Causes

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In recent times, it has become apparent that students have opted to drop out of university. Elements from an extensive research performed on Simon Fraser University in 2007, has shown that approximately 30% of the students admitted have departed the university, without even completing a credential (Morris, 2007). This astounding figure depicts a phenomenon which must be addressed in order to establish the reasons for the ever rising rate. Explanations for the departures of students can be condensed into two categories; macrosociology and microsociology. Macrosociology primarily fixates on viewing society on a grand scale, analysing social institutions and the population (Steckley, 2014). On the other hand, microsociology tends to take more…show more content…
For the most part, personal, financial, and health reasons dominated the discussion. Some of the macro sociological reasons mentioned by students included; course availability, employment and financial instabilities, and health. On the contrary, micro sociological reasons seemed more popular with students drawing conjectures ranging from; family issues, peer pressure, failing grades, to distractions. After analyzing the Simon Fraser University report, it appeared macro sociological reasons were the primary reasons for the withdrawal of university students. While micro sociological reasons comprised of a lack of feeling part of the community, the general academic experience talking about the professor student relationship, and personal or health issue (Morris, 2007). However, with regard to macro sociological explanations, further accounts were found ranging from, course availability, dissatisfaction with student services, demographic issues where visible minorities felt excluded which led to less involvement in campus activities, curriculum, and the most popular being financial circumstances (Morris,
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