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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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Mettler, Jessica; Carsley, Dana; Joly, Mélanie; Heath, Nancy L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
The transition to university is a stressful period for young adults; however, there has been limited research examining the predictive role of dispositional mindfulness in supporting first-year students' adjustment to university. The current study sought to examine the relative contribution of gender, self-efficacy, perceived social support from…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Freshmen, Personality, Metacognition
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Loeb, Emily; Hurd, Noelle M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Underrepresented college students are more likely than majority students to underperform and drop out of college. Perceptions of status relative to other students may play a key role in this process. The current study uses subjective social status (SSS) to predict underrepresented students' grade point average via their sense of academic…
Descriptors: Social Status, Academic Achievement, Disproportionate Representation, Competence
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Ruud, Collin M.; Saclarides, Evthokia S.; George-Jackson, Casey E.; Lubienski, Sarah T. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
This exploratory mixed-methods study examines factors contributing to doctoral students' consideration of departure from their graduate programs with comparisons made by sex and affiliation with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs. Logistic regression and qualitative analyses point to the importance of strong…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Potential Dropouts, STEM Education
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Wilson, Steffen P.; Gore, Jonathan S.; Renfro, Amanda; Blake, Marion; Muncie, Eric; Treadway, Jodi – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
The purpose of the studies reported here was to test the hypothesis that college students from cultures that emphasize strong family ties experience familial tethering or a pull to remain connected to home, which then has negative consequences on the student's ability to connect to and succeed at the university. In Study 1, it was found that…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Family School Relationship, Correlation, Hypothesis Testing
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Southwell, Kenona H.; Whiteman, Shawn D.; MacDermid Wadsworth, Shelley M.; Barry, Adam E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Grounded in research and theory on college student retention, this study assessed differences in the use of various university services and the influence of key personnel on retention-related outcomes of student service members or veterans (SSM/Vs) compared with civilian students. Participants included 386 students, 199 (154 male, 45 female) of…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Military Personnel, Veterans Education, College Students
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Williams, Michael Steven; Burnett, Tiffany Jeanette Brown; Carroll, Talia Kay; Harris, Cameron J. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
This study utilizes a critical race theory framework to explore the ways race and gender influence Black doctoral students' socialization experiences. Themes about the varied roles and identities of important socialization agents emerged from the data. Managing expectations, engaging in help-seeking behavior, and developing fulfilling mentoring…
Descriptors: Mentors, Critical Theory, Race, Socialization
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Yu, Hongwei – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Student retention has garnered increased attentions in higher education. Drawing from various theoretical perspectives, researchers have developed multiple theoretical models to explain or predict student retention. Most models, however, were intended for traditional aged, full-time students at 4-year colleges or universities. The rapid growth of…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
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Kopp, Jason P.; Shaw, Emily J. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Retention research rarely differentiates between students dismissed from an institution for poor academic performance versus students leaving by choice. As a proxy for studying academic dismissal, this study investigated differences between students leaving college in academic jeopardy after the first year (<2.00 grade point average) and those…
Descriptors: Dropouts, College Students, Academic Achievement, School Holding Power
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Melendez, Mickey C. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
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 traditional, residential, full-time, college populations. The purpose of the current study was to examine more…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Students, Higher Education, Urban Universities
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Novak, Heather; Paguyo, Christina; Siller, Thomas – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
In this study, we analyzed the Successful/Unsuccessful Grading (SUG) program, an intervention that was founded at a large public university to support students during their transition into the first year of undergraduate engineering (EG) coursework. To understand how the SUG program impacts student retention of EG majors, we conducted an analysis…
Descriptors: Grading, Intervention, State Universities, Undergraduate Students
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Logan, Jennifer; Hughes, Traci; Logan, Brian – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Current observations from the National Center for Education Statistics demonstrate the dramatic increase in college student employment over the past few decades. Not only are more students employed than in previous decades, students are working more hours. This could lead to declines in academic performance as hours worked increase, resulting in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Employment, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Spruill, Nicklaus; Hirt, Joan; Mo, Yun – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2014
Men are underrepresented within the ivory tower. When the intersection of race and gender is examined, enrollment gaps widen even further. Currently, more opportunities than ever before are available for African Americans and Hispanics to attend college; however, their rates of attaining a bachelor's degree are significantly lower when compared to…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Males, Academic Persistence, College Graduates
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Lovell, Elyse D'nn – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2014
Growing populations which represent undergraduate students who are parents include females, non-traditional age students, and mothers who are single and living in poverty. Student-parent retention services appeared extremely disproportionate to the number of student-parents on campuses. Student parents in this quantitative analysis showed…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Parents
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Miller, John W.; Lesik, Sally S. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2014
Retention and graduation rates of an entire cohort of 1,913 first-time full-time college students are analyzed. The effects of participation in a first year experience (FYE) course and of entry level academic preparation (ELAP) on retention and graduation are examined, both descriptively and with discrete-time survival analyses. Although…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Academic Persistence, First Year Seminars, School Holding Power
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