Individual differences in the effects of academic motivation on higher education students’ intention to drop out by Markus Rump, Wiebke Esdar & Elke Wild

In Germany, approximately 28% of first-year bachelor students from 2008 to 2009 dropped out without completing their first bachelor’s degree (Heublein 2014). Moreover, above average rates of 31% to 39% were found in the so called MINT (mathematics, informatics, natural sciences, technology; a German acronym for the term STEM) subjects. Previous studies have revealed that…