The purpose of this article is to present the results obtained in a study whose aim was to identify the factors that affect terminal efficiency in chemical engineering students at Universidad Juarez Autónoma de Tabasco in Mexico. This was a qualitative study, conducted through focus groups. The results showed that the main factors associated to low rates of terminal efficiency are varied; those attributable to the institution such as the administration of the educational program and the operability of the support programs. Among academics factors we found out; teacher training, teaching strategies, reduced assessment criteria and academic background of students. And those related to motivation and personal factors as the lack of interest of the students, the need to work, absences, little dedication to studies and fear toward teachers.
Domínguez Pérez, D., Sandoval Caraveo, M.C., Cruz Cruz, F., & Pulido Téllez, A.R. (2014). Problemas relacionados con la eficiencia terminal desde la perspectiva de estudiantes universitarios. REICE. Revista Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educación, 12(1),
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