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Demetriou, Cynthia; Powell, Candice – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2014
The primary theoretical tradition in the study of college retention has been sociological. A review and synthesis of common themes of development among traditional-age, college students suggests that a developmental perspective on the retention of youth in college may have more to offer than the dominant sociological paradigm. This article argues…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence, Student Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Mosholder, Richard; Goslin, Christopher – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
Native American students are the most likely racial/ethnic group tracked in post-secondary American education to be affected by poverty and limited access to educational opportunities. In addition, they are the most likely to be required to take remedial course work and are the least likely to graduate from college. A review of the literature was…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, College Students, At Risk Students, Literature Reviews
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Davidson, Cody; Wilson, Kristin – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
The purpose of this article is to trace the development of the Tinto framework for student integration and to critically analyze the application of the framework with nontraditional student populations. Specifically, the terms "academic" and "social integration" have become synonymous with student retention and, by extension,…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Social Integration, Nontraditional Students, Predictor Variables
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Kennamer, Michael A.; Katsinas, Stephen G.; Schumacker, Randall E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
This article reviews recent literature on student financial aid as a retention tool at community colleges. Enrollment and tuition data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and federal direct grant student aid data from the IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey are used to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Student Financial Aid, Grants
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Morton-Rias, Dawn; Dunn, Rita; Terregrossa, Ralph; Geisert, Gene; Mangione, Robert; Ortiz, Samuel; Honigsfeld, Andrea – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2008
This research identified and compared the learning styles of 154 ethnically diverse, upper division undergraduate and graduate students in Allied Health utilizing the "Building Excellence" (BE) (Rundle & Dunn, 2000) and the "Productivity Environmental Preference Survey" (PEPS) (Dunn, Dunn, & Price, 1996). Relationships among age, class standing,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Cognitive Style, Effect Size, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Chimka, Justin R.; Reed-Rhoads, Teri; Barker, Kash – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2008
Survival analysis is a statistical tool used to describe the duration between events. Many processes in medical research, engineering, and economics can be described using survival analysis techniques. This research involves studying engineering college student graduation using Cox proportional hazards models. Among male students with American…
Descriptors: Models, Academic Persistence, Undergraduate Study, Engineering
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Ackermann, Margot Elise; Morrow, Jennifer Ann – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2008
The present study describes the development and initial validation of the Coping with the College Environment Scale (CWCES). Participants included 433 college students who took an online survey. Principal Components Analysis (PCA) revealed six coping strategies: planning and self-management, seeking support from institutional resources, escaping…
Descriptors: Stress Management, College Students, Coping, Measures (Individuals)
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Purswell, Katherine E.; Yazedjian, Ani; Toews, Michelle L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2008
The purpose of this analysis was to examine academic intentions, parental support, and peer support as predictors of self-reported academic behaviors among a sample of 329 first- and continuing-generation college freshmen. Regression analyses revealed that different variables predicted academic behaviors for the three groups examined (students…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Intention
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Nora, Amaury; Crisp, Gloria – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2008
Many students do not receive the adequate academic and social support during their enrollment in a higher education institution that could positively impact their abilities to succeed in college (Astin, 1984; Hurtado & Carter, 1997; Nora, 1987; Pascarella & Terenzini, 1991). These support systems can be viewed as providing a holistic mentoring…
Descriptors: Mentors, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Student Personnel Services, Student Adjustment
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Berger, Joseph B. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2002
Builds on the assumption that colleges and universities are organizations and subsequently that the organizational perspective provides important insights for improving retention on campuses. A review of existing organizational studies of undergraduate persistence serves as the basis for ten empirically-based recommendations for practice that are…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Environment, College Students, Dropout Research
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Kuh, George D. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2002
Examines five shibboleths (common ideas) about the relationship between campus culture and student persistence. Describes a six-step approach for using the peer group and classroom as key elements in cultivating a success-oriented institutional culture. (Author/EV)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Environment, College Students, Dropout Research