ERIC Number: ED308763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
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The Relationship of Freshman's Intentions, Motivations, Academic Aptitude, and College Performance to Persistence in College. AIR 1989 Annual Forum Paper.
Rogers, Brenda H.; Pratt, Linda K.
Based on a study of the 1985 and 1987 freshman cohorts' responses to a freshman survey, it was found that freshmen who express the intention of transferring from the institution have significantly higher withdrawal rates after their freshman year. A comparison of those who planned to transfer and those who planned to graduate yielded only one consistent result: Freshmen who plan to graduate from the institution feel that they receive more support from parents than those who plan to transfer. Hierarchical regression analyses showed that academic aptitude and goals and attitudes do not contribute significantly to the explanation of retention status. The intention to transfer or graduate interacts with freshman-year grade point average (FYGPA) in predicting retention status. Those students who planned to transfer and withdrew after their first year have the highest average FYGPA, whereas those who planned to graduate and withdrew have the average lowest FYGPA. Contains 10 references. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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