This is an intriguing UK analysis that’s an interesting and potentiually important data nugget for academic libraries. Check it out.
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Library usage and dropping out
Snippet: First up – e-resource usage. The findings here are pretty clear and highly significant. If you do not use the library, you are over seven times more likely to drop out of your degree: 7.19, to be precise. If you do not download PDFs, you are 7.89 times more likely to drop out of your degree.
Library PC usage also has a relationship with dropping out, although in this case not using the PCs makes you 2.82 times more likely to drop out of your degree.
This study deserves replication and further investigation into the complex reasons for student success.