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Watanabe-Rose, Mari; Guy, G. Michael – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Much research has demonstrated an inverse relationship between appointment delay and one-shot appointment-keeping behavior. In the present study, we investigated whether such relationship is observed with recurrent behavior, such as class attendance and retention within a college course. When a 4-week remedial arithmetic course at an urban…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Tests, Scores
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Gibbons, Melinda M.; Rhinehart, Alessandra; Hardin, Erin – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This study explored the perceived barriers and supports related to college adjustment for first-generation college students at a large public university in the southeastern United States. Using social cognitive career theory as a framework, 15 college students participated in focus groups to discuss their adjustment to college and what they…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, First Generation College Students, Social Cognition, Career Development
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Zhou, Enyu; Okahana, Hironao – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This study examined department supports that influence doctoral completion and time-to-degree among 5,001 doctoral programs at 212 universities in the United States. Multiple regression models were used to determine the relationships between financial support and academic support and doctoral retention and how these relationships vary across STEM…
Descriptors: Role, Time to Degree, Prediction, Graduate Students
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Uy, Phitsamay S.; Kim, Sue J.; Khuon, Chrisna – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This study discusses the college and career readiness among full-time Southeast Asian American college students in a 4-year public university in New England. Our study consisted of surveys (n = 58) and focus groups (n = 35), of second-generation (born in the United States) or 1.5-generation (immigrated as a youth) college students. While our…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Asian American Students, Career Development
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Melendez, Mickey C. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
College student adjustment, success, and retention have been a focus of college administrators and student development professionals for decades. However, national college retention and graduation statistics are typically focused on full-time residential college populations. The purpose of the current study was to examine more closely the…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Place of Residence, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Rennar-Potacco, Donna; Orellana, Anymir; Chen, Peter; Salazar, Andres – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This article presents findings of a study conducted to determine the impact of academic support provided through videoconferencing on the academic outcomes of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics students enrolled in high-risk science courses in higher education. A quasi-experimental nonequivalent posttest only design was employed to…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Outcomes of Education, STEM Education, Synchronous Communication
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Bronkema, Ryan H.; Bowman, Nicholas A. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Friendships are widely considered to be an essential part of life in college and beyond. The existing literature on college friendships, academic achievement, and student attrition is mixed, which may occur as a result of varying ways of defining friendship. This study adds to an understanding of these dynamics by examining both the number of…
Descriptors: Friendship, Academic Achievement, Emotional Response, Graduation Rate
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Simpson, Denise Balfour; Burnett, Dana – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This study focused on the relationship between living arrangement (residential vs. commuter) and the academic performance (grade point average) of first-year, full time undergraduate students at one public, 4-year university in the Southeast. Additionally, we analyzed five educationally effective practices as described by the National Survey of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average
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Watson, Aretha; Chen, Rong – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Although the existence of state-funded student support services programs dates to the 1960s, studies on how such programs play a role in student success are scarce. By utilizing unique institutional data and a comprehensive conceptual model integrating multiple theories, this study examines the relationship between the New Jersey educational…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Educational Finance, College Freshmen, Two Year College Students
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Di Maggio, Lily M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Previous empirical inquiry into study abroad has consistently shown that students who study abroad have higher graduation rates than students who do not study abroad. In the current study, it was theorized that study abroad increased students' perceptions of the college or university that they attended. Using data from the National Survey of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, College Students
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Todorova, Ralitsa – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
A college degree has been shown to decrease the income gap, but disadvantaged students are at a greater risk of dropping out of college. This study explores meaning-making of students in an educational opportunity program (EOP), the Search for Education Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK) in the City University of New York system. It is important to…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Opportunities, College Programs
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Simmons, Lamont D. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
In higher education, academic disparities exist between African American males and their gender and ethnic counterparts. Furthermore, many institutions struggle to promote African American male persistence beyond matriculation. This study provides insight into how a sample of undergraduate African American males was persisting at a predominantly…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Males, Academic Persistence
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Allaire, Franklin S. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This qualitative study explored the experiences of 10 Native Hawaiian members of Hawai'i's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) community to understand how they navigate their cultural and professional identities. This article explores one of the major themes--being first-generation college students--and the narrators'…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, STEM Education, Self Concept, Minority Group Students
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Zhang, Xihui; Gossett, Carol; Simpson, Jill; Davis, Ron – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Advising students for success in higher education has always been an important and challenging task. This becomes even more critical nowadays as most higher education institutions are trying to boost their enrollment and improve their retention so that they can be self-sufficient financially and sustainable economically. Research studies on…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Higher Education, Faculty Advisers, College Faculty
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Pratt, Ian S.; Harwood, Hunter B.; Cavazos, Jenel T.; Ditzfeld, Christopher P. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
The current project uses our university's new student survey to compare previously reported trends in first-generation college student (FGCS) retention with those found on our campus and discusses potential directions for future research and intervention programs. Consistent with previous research, our data showed that financial concerns were a…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, First Generation College Students, Student Financial Aid, Cultural Relevance
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