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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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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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Tucker, Leslie; McKnight, Oscar – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This study assessed the feasibility of using precollege success indicators to identify at-risk students at a large 4-year public research university in the Midwest. Retention data from students who participated in an established student success program were examined. The findings affirm that the initial admissions assessment identifying at-risk…
Descriptors: Validity, Academic Achievement, College Students, At Risk Students
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Kodama, Corinne M.; Han, Cheon-Woo; Moss, Tom; Myers, Brittany; Farruggia, Susan P. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
The present study examines the outcomes of a 5-week summer bridge writing program at a Midwestern, urban, public university designed to provide remedial instruction for incoming first-year college students, approximately 500 students annually for 7 years. Regression results showed that program participation was a positive, significant predictor on…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Writing Instruction, Urban Schools, Remedial Instruction
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Sanchez, Jafeth E.; Lowman, Jennifer L.; Hill, Kathleen A. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Given the major investment in the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant, rising postsecondary access, trends in poor persistence and retention rates, and the ongoing accountability measures in higher education, it is critical to examine factors related to postsecondary performance and persistence of GEAR…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Undergraduate Study
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Fong, Carlton J.; Acee, Taylor W.; Weinstein, Claire Ellen – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Given low rates of student retention in community colleges, there has been growing interest in understanding characteristics that put students at-risk and that serve to buffer against academic difficulty. In particular, research on student success has focused on demographic predictors that are difficult to change, whereas motivational…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Goal Orientation
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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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Drago, Anthony; Rheinheimer, David C.; Detweiler, Thomas N. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
This study investigated the connection between locus of control (LOC), academic self-efficacy (ASE), and academic performance, and whether these variables are affected by tutoring. Additional variables of interest, including gender, students' Pell Grant status, ethnicity, and class size, were also considered for the research models. The population…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Self Efficacy, Tutoring, Academic Achievement
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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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Flanders, Gordon R. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
This study measured the rate of retention to the second semester among first-time, full-time freshman college students who attempted a gateway course within their declared major during their first semester of college compared with students who declared a major, completed a course, but not the gateway course in their major and students who did not…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, College Freshmen, Courses, Academic Achievement
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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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Swanson, Nicole M.; Vaughan, Angela L.; Wilkinson, Brett D. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Research has revealed a gender gap where male students have higher rates of academic difficulties and lower college enrollment and graduation rates compared with females. This study measured the relationship of male student (including first-generation and minority students) participation in a first-year seminar and their first-term grade point…
Descriptors: Seminars, Males, College Students, Academic Achievement
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Heller, Monica L.; Cassady, Jerrell C. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
The current study explored the differential influences that behavioral learning strategies (i.e., cognitive-metacognitive, resource management), motivational profiles, and academic anxiety appraisals have on college-level learners in two unique learning contexts. Using multivariate analysis of variance and discriminant analysis, the study first…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Students, Universities
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Callahan, Janet; Belcheir, Marcia – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Methods that provide an early indicator of factors that affect student persistence are important to colleges and universities. This quantitative research focused on the role of level of entry mathematics and English and also on grades earned in those classes, as they relate to persistence after 1 year. The research showed that by far, the variable…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, English Instruction, Academic Persistence, Comparative Analysis
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