An Analysis of Primary School Dropout Patterns in Honduras

Takeshi Sekiya*, Akemi Ashida

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study hypothesized that repeating a grade is one reason why Honduran primary students drop out of school but not the main reason. Using longitudinal data, we analyzed student enrollment patterns up until students left school. The results revealed that many students dropped out suddenly without having previously repeated a grade, although many dropouts had also repeated a grade at some point, and repeating a grade experience was not among the most frequently appearing dropout patterns in any of the completed grades. The findings indicated that low expectations of education and the need to enter the labor market were causes of immediate dropout.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-73
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Latinos and Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 2
Externally publishedYes


  • Grade failure
  • Honduras
  • longitudinal data
  • primary school education
  • repetition
  • school dropout

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Education


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