Does attendance affect grade? An analysis of first year economics students in Ireland
Economic & Social Research Institute
This paper examines the relationship between attendance and grade, controlling for other factors, in first year economics courses in University College Cork. Determinants of both class attendance and grade are specified and estimated. We find that attendance is low, at least by comparison with US evidence. Hours worked and travel time are among the factors affecting class attendance. Class attendance, and especially tutorial attendance has a positive and diminishing marginal effect on grade, while hours worked in a part-time job have a significant negative effect on grade.
Class attendance , Ireland , University students , Tutorial attendance
Kirby, A. and McElroy, B. (2003) 'Does attendance affect grade? An analysis of first year economics students in Ireland'. Economic and Social Review, 34(3), pp. 311-326.