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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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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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Jensen, Jamie L.; Neeley, Shannon; Hatch, Jordan B.; Piorczynski, Ted – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
The United States produces too few Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) graduates to meet demand. We investigated scientific reasoning ability as a possible factor in STEM retention. To do this, we classified students in introductory biology courses at a large private university as either declared STEM or non-STEM majors and…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Thinking Skills, Abstract Reasoning, Retention (Psychology)
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Ulmer, Ward; Means, Darris R.; Cawthon, Tony W.; Kristensen, Sheryl A. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
This study explores whether performance in remedial English and remedial math is a predictor of success in a college-level introduction English or college-level math class; and whether demographic variables increase the likelihood of remedial English and remedial math as a predictor of success in a college-level introduction English or…
Descriptors: Investigations, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Reading, Remedial Mathematics
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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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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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Grier-Reed, Tabitha; Chahla, Rose – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
Career planning courses are one of the most effective ways to improve career development, and the benefits to career decision-making are well documented. The research base regarding whether career courses contribute to academic outcomes is less well-developed. Although recent findings suggest that career courses may improve retention in the first-…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Career Development, Career Education, Constructivism (Learning)
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Kenney, Shannon R.; Lac, Andrew; Hummer, Justin F.; Grimaldi, Elizabeth M.; LaBrie, Joseph W. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
This study examined the pathways of parenting style (permissive, authoritarian, and authoritative) to alcohol consumption and consequences through the mediators of college adjustment and academic achievement (grade point average [GPA]). Participants were 289 students from a private, mid-size, West Coast university (mean age 19.01 years, 58.8%…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Drinking, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average
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Cholewa, Blaire; Ramaswami, Soundaram – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
Higher education administrators, faculty, and staff expend great effort to increase the academic success and retention of college freshmen. Underprepared college freshmen are of particular concern given their high risk for dropping out. While interventions such as specific orientation programs, remedial/developmental coursework, and special…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, College Freshmen, Counseling
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Newton, Brian C.; Ghee, Kenneth L.; Langmeyer, Daniel – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2014
Male and female African-American college students (n = 131) at a large urban predominately White publicly funded institution participated in a survey measuring the effect of a multitude of psychosocial constructs and factors on grade point average (GPA). Part One of the study's analysis focused on three of the six total constructs examined within…
Descriptors: African American Students, Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Pike, Gary R.; Hansen, Michele J.; Childress, Janice E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2014
The present research examined the extent to which pre-college characteristics, high school experiences, college expectations, and initial enrollment characteristics were related to graduation from college. Data from admission applications, the "ACT Compass" survey, and initial enrollment measures for Fall 2004 and Fall 2005 first-time…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Educational Experience, Correlation, Expectation
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Schreiner, Laurie A.; Nelson, Denise D. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
This study of nearly 30,000 undergraduates at 61 four-year public and private institutions examines the influence of satisfaction on students' persistence in college. Data were collected using the Student Satisfaction Inventory (Schreiner & Juillerat, 1994) and were analyzed by class level. The hierarchical multiple regression analyses…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Academic Persistence, Undergraduate Students, Public Colleges
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Morrison, Michael C. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
Graduation outcomes are analyzed at public and private baccalaureate colleges and universities in the United States. The purpose is to determine the effect of institutional characteristics on a binary indicator of college graduation. The effect of the percentage of Pell grant recipients on graduation outcomes is of primary interest, controlling…
Descriptors: Grants, Private Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Universities
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Rohr, Samuel L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
This study examined the relationship between various admissions selection criteria utilized by a small, Liberal Arts College in Indiana. More specifically, the study examined if a higher college preparatory GPA and a higher aggregate score on the SAT helped predict the retention of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Grade Point Average, Enrollment, Predictor Variables
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Johnson, James E.; Wessel, Roger D.; Pierce, David A. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
The population of 674 first-year student-athletes culled from 5 successive freshman classes (2004-2008) at a mid-size midwestern university was examined to determine what combination of demographic, academic, and athletic variables best predicted retention into the 2nd academic year. The dependent variable of retention was chosen because it is a…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Demography, Academic Achievement
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