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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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Finnegan, Catherine; Morris, Libby V.; Lee, Kangjoo – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2009
This research empirically examined student behavior in online courses and its relationship to persistence and achievement across fields. Eight variables descriptive of student behaviors online were measured for 1) frequency and 2) duration of participation. Twenty-two courses were grouped into three broad fields: English and Communication; Social…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Student Participation, Academic Achievement, Online Courses
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Perrine, Rose M.; Spain, Judith W. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2009
The present research was a two-year longitudinal study on the effects of a six-day, optional, pre-semester, freshman orientation program on academic credits earned, GPA and college retention. Regression analyses were used to remove the variance associated with other possible predictors of academic success (gender, age, race, developmental need,…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, School Holding Power
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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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Campbell, K. Celeste; Fuqua, Dale R. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2008
This study identified factors that were potential predictors of student completion in a collegiate honors program, evaluated the relative predictive importance of these factors, and used them to describe how the completion groups differed. Records were examined from 336 freshman honors program participants at a large, Midwestern, public…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Class Rank, Academically Gifted, Grade Point Average
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Wohlgemuth, Darin; Whalen, Don; Sullivan, Julia; Nading, Carolyn; Shelley, Mack; Wang, Yongyi (Rebecca) – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2007
Regression analysis was used to study retention and graduation for the fall 1996 entering class of students at a midwestern research extensive university (n = 3,610; 44% female, 8% minority, 77% in-state). Logistic regression was used to predict the likelihood of a student being retained for each of four years, and the outcome of graduation at the…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Environmental Influences, Honors Curriculum, Graduation Rate