An analysis of factors predicting graduation of students at Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

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Authors
Wong, Chin Han
Subjects
Foreign language courses
Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
DLIFLC
DLAB scores
Defense Language Institute
DLI
Category I Languages
Category III Languages
Category IV Languages
Advisors
Buttrey, Samuel E.
Date of Issue
2004-12
Date
December 2004
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
This thesis analyzes factors related to academic, military and personal backgrounds that affect graduation of students enrolled at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC). The data in this thesis were taken from DLIFLC and only students from the four principal services with valid DLAB scores were considered for this study. Also, as DLI is concerned with students who do not make the grade academically, entries having administrative attritions were not considered. Four logistic regression models were analyzed for the purposes of this study: Graduation of students across all four categories of languages taught at DLIFLC, graduation of students in Category I languages, graduation of students in Category III languages and graduation of students in Category IV languages. The results of this study can assist DLIFLC in investing its resources in students with the best chances of success and assist the staff in identifying the weaker students from the onset of the course.
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Thesis
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Operations Research (OR)
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
xvi, 53 p. : ill. (some col.)
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