Deciding to enter tertiary education and taking on debt: a longitudinal perspective

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Author: Haultain, S. A.


This thesis describes a program of research designed to investigate longitudinally the role of debt in a cohort of 1232 final-year New Zealand secondary school students, their tertiary entry decisions and their attitudes towards tertiary education and student debt. It follows some of these students into their first year out of school into tertiary education or otherwise. Two surveys were conducted that employed the Attitude to Debt Scale (Davies and Lea, 1995) to address students' debt and savings behaviour and estimates, tertiary education entry decisions, and attitudes to tertiary...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Research; Higher education; Equity; Finance; Employment

Keywords: Attitude; Decision making; Tertiary education; Socioeconomic background; Financial aspects; Part time employment

Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania

Published: Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Canterbury, 2009

Physical description: xv, 231 p.

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On cover: A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury

Resource type: Thesis

Call number: TD/TNC 111.197

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