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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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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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Schmidt, Julia; Lockwood, Brian – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Of the few studies that have examined the effects of romantic relationships on academic performance, most have been concerned with adolescent students. This study analyzes a data set of more than 300 students at a midsized, private University in the northeast United States to determine if participating in a romantic relationship predicts grade…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average
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Morales, Erik E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
The purpose of this study was to explore the informal mentoring relationships of 15 male, Hispanic (Dominican American), first-generation college students, to determine how their mentoring experiences influenced their academic progress, standing, and retention. In-depth, semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with 15 undergraduates…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Latin Americans, Immigrants, Males