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Zhou, Enyu; Okahana, Hironao – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This study examined department supports that influence doctoral completion and time-to-degree among 5,001 doctoral programs at 212 universities in the United States. Multiple regression models were used to determine the relationships between financial support and academic support and doctoral retention and how these relationships vary across STEM…
Descriptors: Role, Time to Degree, Prediction, Graduate Students
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Uy, Phitsamay S.; Kim, Sue J.; Khuon, Chrisna – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This study discusses the college and career readiness among full-time Southeast Asian American college students in a 4-year public university in New England. Our study consisted of surveys (n = 58) and focus groups (n = 35), of second-generation (born in the United States) or 1.5-generation (immigrated as a youth) college students. While our…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Asian American Students, Career Development
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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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Simmons, Lamont D. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
In higher education, academic disparities exist between African American males and their gender and ethnic counterparts. Furthermore, many institutions struggle to promote African American male persistence beyond matriculation. This study provides insight into how a sample of undergraduate African American males was persisting at a predominantly…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Males, Academic Persistence
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Putulowski, Joe R.; Crosby, Robert G., III – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Social isolation among online college students may be a key contributor to the higher attrition rates reported by online universities relative to traditional institutions. This experiment investigated the effects of instructor-student communication on online students' self-reported social integration with faculty, institutional commitment, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Electronic Mail, Synchronous Communication, Online Courses
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Ruud, Collin M.; Saclarides, Evthokia S.; George-Jackson, Casey E.; Lubienski, Sarah T. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
This exploratory mixed-methods study examines factors contributing to doctoral students' consideration of departure from their graduate programs with comparisons made by sex and affiliation with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs. Logistic regression and qualitative analyses point to the importance of strong…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Potential Dropouts, STEM Education
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Zerquera, Desiree D.; Ziskin, Mary; Torres, Vasti – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Faculty serve as a primary point of contact for students in college, playing vital roles in students' retention and attainment. The perceptions and beliefs held by these institutional actors are important for understanding the context that shapes students' experiences while they are in college and potentially, long after they leave. The purpose of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, College Students
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Alschuler, Mari; Yarab, Jessica – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Student veterans face many challenges when transitioning to college. This two-phase study first examined their retention and persistence through the use of archival data at one Midwestern public university. Results indicated a 50% graduation rate, comparable to the national average and above that for nonveterans at the same university. The second,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Veterans, Prevention, Student Attrition
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Thompson-Ebanks, Valerie – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
This qualitative study examines the experiences of former nontraditional-age students with depression and reasons that led them to leave college prematurely. Constant comparative methods were used to illuminate themes within and across participants' stories. The findings showcase eight complex interlocking factors that these former students…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Nontraditional Students, Depression (Psychology), Dropouts
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DeLaRosby, Hal R. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Academic advising satisfaction is highly correlated with retention in higher education. Thriving Quotient survey responses were collected from undergraduate students at a private, liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest. Using a multiple regression analysis, this study examined what "student characteristics" and "collegiate…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Academic Advising, School Holding Power, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Boateng, Kwasi; Plopper, Bruce L.; Keith, David M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Previous research confirms that first-semester grade-point average (GPA) is related to college student persistence, retention, and graduation. Thus, it is important to identify factors related to enhancing first-semester GPA. In this study, researchers asked faculty and students in the disciplines of journalism, strategic communication or public…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Grade Point Average, Life Style, Rating Scales
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Schademan, Alfred R.; Thompson, Maris R. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Utilizing current research on college readiness as well as the role of cultural agents as a conceptual framework, this qualitative study investigates student and faculty beliefs about readiness and the pedagogical practices that allow instructors to effectively serve as cultural agents for first-generation, low-income students. Three major…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Low Income, First Generation College Students, College Readiness
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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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Christe, Barbara – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
Engineering technology learners are understudied group that comprise the "T" of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Attrition from engineering technology majors is a profound and complex challenge, as substantially less than half of students who begin an engineering technology major persist through the…
Descriptors: Engineering Technology, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Performance Factors
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Kiyama, Judy Marquez; Luca, Sandra Guillen – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2014
Informed by the experiences of former peer mentors, this qualitative study examines the structure of opportunity of a university retention program. Extending the concept of social capital, the study investigates the experiences of students who served as peer mentors, and how their involvement in the retention program has influenced their social…
Descriptors: Mentors, Academic Persistence, Peer Counseling, Coaching (Performance)
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