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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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Farruggia, Susan P.; Han, Cheon-woo; Watson, Lakeshia; Moss, Thomas P.; Bottoms, Bette L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Farrington and colleagues developed a model that contends that academic mindsets, academic perseverance, learning strategies, social skills, and academic behaviors affect academic success. This study tests a modified version of this model with first-year students (n = 1,603) at a large, ethnically diverse, urban university. The hypothesized…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Ocean, Mia – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
There is a wealth of literature on the integration of university students increasing retention and ultimate completion, yet much less is known about the connections or disconnections that exist for community college students. Therefore, I interviewed financially eligible Pell Grant community college students (n = 62) about their connections to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes, Social Integration
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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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Gaultney, Jane F. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
The present study used a validated survey to assess freshmen college students' sleep patterns and risk for sleep disorders and then examined associations with retention and grade point average (GPA) over a 3-year period. Students at risk for a sleep disorder were more likely to leave the institution over the 3-year period, although this…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Sleep, Academic Achievement, School Holding Power
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Kerby, Molly B. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
Theoretical models designed to predict whether students will persist or not have been valuable tools for retention efforts relative to the creation of services in academic and student affairs. Some of the early models attempted to explain and measure factors in the "college dropout process." For example, in his seminal work, Tinto…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Models, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Latz, Amanda O. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
Because it has been noted that a more educated workforce is necessary to meet the demands of the future workplace, community colleges have experienced significant pressures to generate more graduates. High instances of attrition and low rates of credential obtainment among students, however, have historically been tenuous issues for community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Soria, Krista M.; Stubblefield, Robin – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
This goal of this study was to examine the benefits of a campus-wide initiative to build first-year students' strengths awareness. The results of a survey of the first-year class (n?=?1,421) suggest a positive and significant relationship between students' strengths awareness and their belief that the strengths initiatives on campus positively…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Group Membership, Interpersonal Relationship
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Reardon, Robert C.; Melvin, Brittany; McClain, Mary-Catherine; Peterson, Gary W.; Bowman, William J. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
Conducting research and engaging in discussions with administrators and legislators can be important contributions toward alleviating the trend toward lower graduation rates among college students. This study used archival data obtained from the university registrar to examine how engagement in a credit-bearing undergraduate career course related…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Student Records, Prediction, Predictive Validity
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Fruiht, Veronica M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
This paper considers the functions of supportive individuals in the lives of community college and 4-year college students and how such support can promote hope, defined as agency and pathways thinking. We surveyed 181 college students regarding their supportive relationships and found that parents were most likely to be nominated as a primary…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Support Groups, Student Surveys, Mentors
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Davidson, William B.; Beck, Hall P.; Grisaffe, Douglas B. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
Measurement shortcomings have hampered the understanding of institutional commitment (IC) in college students. Therefore, this study sought to (a) develop validated indices of IC and associated psychosocial attributes and (b) use these indices to test a nomological network of variables and their direct and indirect relationships to IC. Exploratory…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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Raju, Dheeraj; Schumacker, Randall – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
The study used earliest available student data from a flagship university in the southeast United States to build data mining models like logistic regression with different variable selection methods, decision trees, and neural networks to explore important student characteristics associated with retention leading to graduation. The decision tree…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Academic Persistence
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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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Villaseñor, María Joaquina; Reyes, María Estefani; Muñoz, Imelda – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
In this article, we suggest that just as there are barriers and challenges that are particular to Chicanas/Latinas in terms of student retention and persistence, so must the mentoring offered to these students take into account their particular social, cultural, and gendered contexts. In response, we argue for a model of "mujerista"…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Females, Mentors
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Higbee, Jeanne L.; Goff, Emily; Schultz, Jennifer L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
This article introduces the guiding principles of integrated multicultural instructional design (IMID), a new pedagogical model created to promote retention by addressing multicultural perspectives and social justice issues across the curriculum. To illustrate the model, specific strategies for implementing IMID in a content-based,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Student Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design
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