Study of factors preventing children from enrolment in primary school in the Republic of Honduras: analysis using structural equation modelling

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Studies have investigated factors that impede enrolment in Honduras. However, they have not analysed individual factors as a whole or identified the relationships among them. This study used longitudinal data for 1971 children who entered primary schools from 1986 to 2000, and employed structural equation modelling to examine the factors themselves as well as the relationships between their components and educational attainment. Findings indicate that reduced educational attainment is not necessarily the result of repetition or dropout. Low educational attainment occurs due to impediments in access to school, absenteeism, or overage, as this leads to a child suddenly leaving school.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-594
Number of pages16
JournalEducation 3-13
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 3
Externally publishedYes



  • dropout
  • grade repetition
  • Honduras
  • longitudinal data
  • primary school education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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