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DesJardins, Stephen L.; Toutkoushian, Robert K.; Hossler, Donald; Chen, Jin – Review of Higher Education, 2019
There is a little information about whether and if so how student aspirations for college change over time. We introduce a conceptual model to explain how student aspirations may change over time, utilize panel methods to examine the extent to which this happens during high school, and investigate which factors are associated with such changes. We…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, High School Students, Grade 9, Grade 11
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Toutkoushian, Robert K.; Hossler, Don; DesJardins, Stephen L.; McCall, Brian; Gonzalez Canche, Manuel S. – Review of Higher Education, 2015
Our study adds to prior work on Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars(TFCS) program by focusing on whether participating in--rather than completing--the program affects the likelihood of students going to college and where they initially enrolled. We first employ binary and multinomial logistic regression to obtain estimates of the impact of the…
Descriptors: Student Participation, College Bound Students, Enrollment Influences, Regression (Statistics)
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Ness, Erik C.; Mistretta, Molly A. – Review of Higher Education, 2009
This study analyzes the policy process through which two states determined education beneficiary programs of newly adopted state lotteries. Tennessee, in 2003, followed the regional pattern of allocating all lottery proceeds to merit-based college scholarships. North Carolina, in 2005, bucked this trend by allotting no lottery revenue for merit…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Governmental Structure, Merit Scholarships, Interviews