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Cambridge-Williams, Tiffany; Winsler, Adam; Kitsantas, Anastasia; Bernard, Elizabeth – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
Nationwide, almost a third of 1st-year college students do not return to begin their sophomore year, and the 5-year graduation rate for undergraduates is only around 40%. It is important for universities to implement interventions, such as freshman transition courses, to help new students adjust to college life and succeed, and it is critical that…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Living Learning Centers, School Holding Power, Self Efficacy
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Bai, Haiyan; Pan, Wei – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
The present study utilizes a multilevel approach to assess the effects of four different types of intervention on college student retention, focusing on the interaction effects between the student characteristics and the types of intervention. The program effects on a 3-year trend are also explored. The findings of the present study reveal that…
Descriptors: Intervention, Social Integration, Interaction, School Holding Power
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Burgette, John E.; Magun-Jackson, Susan – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2009
This longitudinal study (2001-2005) considers the impact of a freshman orientation course on the persistence of black and white students at a mid-southern university, as well its relationship with college achievement (GPA). Controlling for gender, race, high school GPA, and decided on major, logistic regression was used to assess persistence;…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, Academic Persistence, White Students