ERIC Number: ED230132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Academic, Demographic, and Financial Aid Factors on Retention for the Freshman Class of 1974 at the Florida State University.
Odutola, Adeniji A.
Factors related to retention of federal financial aid recipients in the 1974-1975 freshman class at Florida State University were studied. For 615 aid recipients, attention was directed to the type of federal aid received, amount of money awarded, family income, ethnicity, age, sex, and academic ability. Major findings include: high school grade point average (GPA) was significant in predicting persistence to graduation; the undergraduate GPA was the most important academic variable in predicting student retention; recipients between the ages of 16 and 22 persisted to graduation at a higher rate than did older students; more females persisted to graduation than did males; the ethnicity of a student did not significantly affect persistence; students from higher family income brackets graduated to a greater extent than students from lower income families; the grant package was the most important financial aid type in explaining student retention, followed by the loan plus grant package; recipients of the loan package and the loan plus college work study program exhibited higher attrition rates; and the amount of aid awarded was related to retention. A literature review, a statement of the research problem and conceptual framework, and a extensive bibliography are included. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Florida State University
Note: Ph.D. dissertation, Florida State University.