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Table 9 Regression estimations future dropout in the first year based on personality traits ranking

From: Cognitive skills, personality traits and dropout in Dutch vocational education

  Level 1–2 Level 3–4 Level 1–2–3–4
0–25% PT 0.051 (0.043) − 0.005 (0.041) 0.004 (0.029)
25–50% PT 0.002 (0.038) − 0.017 (0.033) − 0.030 (0.025)
50–75% PT 0.039 (0.028) − 0.032 (0.023) − 0.009 (0.017)
Reference PT − 0.022 (0.023) 0.030 (0.015)** 0.021 (0.012) *
Constant 0.436 (0.324) 0.350 (0.092)*** 0.377 (0.074) ***
Student controls
Study fixed effect
R2 0.062 0.073 0.049
N 1339 2373 3712
  1. This ranking is divided in four quartiles. 0–25% PT refers to the first 25% of the vocational programs in this ranking (programs that require least developed personality traits), reference PT are the top 25% programs that require the most developed personality traits
  2. Standard errors are in parenthesis. */**/*** denote significance at 10/5/1 percent confidence level (two-sided). Study fixed effect are enrollment year and a program dummy