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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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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
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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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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Heiny, Robert L.; Heiny, Erik L.; Raymond, Karen – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Two approaches, Linear Discriminant Analysis, and Logistic Regression are used and compared to predict success or failure for first-time freshmen in the first calculus course at a medium-sized public, 4-year institution prior to Fall registration. The predictor variables are high school GPA, the number, and GPA's of college prep mathematics…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Mathematics, Calculus, Student Placement
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Gershenfeld, Susan; Hood, Denice Ward; Zhan, Min – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Academic performance is a primary predictor of college graduation, yet few studies have examined one of the earliest indicators of academic performance--first-semester grade point average (GPA). Given the considerable public and private investment in ensuring access for underrepresented students, a focus on the role of first-semester GPA for these…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, Predictor Variables, Graduation Rate
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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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Mengo, Cecilia; Black, Beverly M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Violence against university students has significant impact on their mental health. The impact of violence on students' academic performance has received little attention. The primary purpose of this study is to examine the impact of sexual and physical/verbal violence on the academic performance of college students. Data from 74 case files of…
Descriptors: Violence, Victims, Grade Point Average, Dropouts
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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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Conway, James M.; DiPlacido, Joanne – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
This study focused on first-semester college students, investigating (a) indirect effects of aggregate alcohol use on grade point average (GPA) through academic effort (skipping class and time on schoolwork) and (b) daily effects of alcohol use on reduced effort. Eighty students reported daily alcohol use and academic effort (skipping class and…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, College Students
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Pleitz, Jacob D.; MacDougall, Alexandra E.; Terry, Robert A.; Buckley, M. Ronald; Campbell, Nicole J. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
The purpose of this article is to build upon previous efforts evaluating the degree to which the discrepancy between student expectations and experiences can result in greater rates of attrition in education. Data were collected from 225 students at a large Midwestern public university and analyzed to assess the discrepancy between expectations…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Persistence, Student Educational Objectives, Expectation
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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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