A mixed methods investigation of dropout among talented young dancers: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/253857
Title:
A mixed methods investigation of dropout among talented young dancers: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training.
Authors:
Walker, Imogen J.; Nordin‐Bates, Sanna M.; Redding, Emma
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to understand reasons for dropout from a dance-talent program in the UK, using a mixed methods design. In-depth interviews were conducted with ten dropout students to explore the influencing factors in their decision to leave the program. In order to triangulate these findings, reasons for dropout were then examined from descriptive records of 147 young dancers who had withdrawn from the talent program over a four-year period. Overall, the most frequently cited reasons for dropping out were conflicting demands, change in aspirations, course content, difficulty making friends, and lost passion. Injury, financial factors, low perceived competence, and teacher behavior emerged as minor reasons. Intervention strategies that focus on changes in course content may be the easiest to implement and most effective means to enhance student retention.
Affiliation:
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London
Citation:
Walker, I. Nordin-Bates, S. Redding, E. (2012) 'A mixed methods investigation of dropout among talented young dancers: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training' Journal of dance medicine & science,16(2):65-73
Publisher:
J Michael Ryan
Journal:
Journal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/253857
PubMed ID:
22687720
Additional Links:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jmrp/jdms/2012/00000016/00000002/art00003
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1089-313X
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Applied Research in Dance

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Imogen J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorNordin‐Bates, Sanna M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRedding, Emmaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T11:05:01Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-29T11:05:01Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationWalker, I. Nordin-Bates, S. Redding, E. (2012) 'A mixed methods investigation of dropout among talented young dancers: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training' Journal of dance medicine & science,16(2):65-73en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1089-313X-
dc.identifier.pmid22687720-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/253857-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to understand reasons for dropout from a dance-talent program in the UK, using a mixed methods design. In-depth interviews were conducted with ten dropout students to explore the influencing factors in their decision to leave the program. In order to triangulate these findings, reasons for dropout were then examined from descriptive records of 147 young dancers who had withdrawn from the talent program over a four-year period. Overall, the most frequently cited reasons for dropping out were conflicting demands, change in aspirations, course content, difficulty making friends, and lost passion. Injury, financial factors, low perceived competence, and teacher behavior emerged as minor reasons. Intervention strategies that focus on changes in course content may be the easiest to implement and most effective means to enhance student retention.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJ Michael Ryanen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jmrp/jdms/2012/00000016/00000002/art00003-
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Scienceen_GB
dc.subjectdanceen_GB
dc.subjectcourse designen_GB
dc.subjectdrop-outsen_GB
dc.subjectdance educationen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshDancing-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGreat Britain-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshPersonal Satisfaction-
dc.subject.meshProfessional Competence-
dc.subject.meshStudent Dropouts-
dc.titleA mixed methods investigation of dropout among talented young dancers: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTrinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Londonen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Scienceen_GB
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