Attendance and Academic Performance in University Studies in Tourism

Author: Víctor Orive Serrano
Institution: Escuela Universitaria de Turismo de Zaragoza (University of Zaragoza)
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6467-7414
Author: Raúl Postigo
Institution: Escuela Universitaria de Turismo de Zaragoza (University of Zaragoza)
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4850-6177
Author: Roy Janoch
Institution: Escuela Universitaria de Turismo de Zaragoza (University of Zaragoza)
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5925-2729
Year of publication: 2024
Source: Show
Pages: 36-50
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2024.75.1.03
PDF: tner/202401/tner7503.pdf

Academic literature has extensively studied the relationship between classroom attendance and academic performance in higher education. However, there is a lack of specific studies on higher education in tourism. To address this gap, this study investigates the correlation between class attendance and grades achieved by students in the Tourism Degree programme at the University of Zaragoza. The research incorporates variables of interest such as gender, academic year and course repetition, significantly contributing to the proposed predictive model. The subgroup analysis shows that women and students who do not repeat courses exhibit higher attendance rates and achieve better academic outcomes. Class attendance and course repetition are the most influential factors affecting students’ final grades.

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