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Hamman, Karen J. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Institutions of higher education invest a lot of resources into supporting and retaining students, and most colleges and universities offer systems of support for students who struggle academically in the form of support programs for students on academic probation. This study aimed to determine the demographic factors that potentially contribute…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Probation, College Freshmen, Grade Point Average
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Shao, Xiaorong; Hufnagel, Pamela; Karp, Rashelle – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
Developed in 1999 by teams of faculty, staff, and students, Clarion "Transitions" is a multi-year student success program designed to increase student retention at a public university in western Pennsylvania. Clarion "Transitions": Exploration is a credit-bearing, peer/faculty-facilitated co-curricular that engages freshmen in…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Transitional Programs, School Holding Power, Academic Achievement
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Klein, Matthew B.; Pierce, John D., Jr. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
Previous work has shown that students who have troublesome relationships with their parents show higher risk factors for poorer college adjustment. In the present study, we focused on the balance between two key aspects of parenting style, parental care and overprotection, as they affect the transition to college life. Eighty-three undergraduate…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Student Adjustment, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Responsibility
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Jones, Willis A.; Braxton, John M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
College student retention has been and continues to be one of the most important issues facing the higher education community. Despite this importance, little is known about the type and methodological rigor of institutional efforts to increase student retention. This article presents the findings of a study which attempted to gain a clearer…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Dropout Research