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ERIC Number: ED459894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 207
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The Impact of Integrative Experiences on Persistence: A Study of Nontraditional Students.
Allison, Lea M.
This dissertation focuses on the impact of various community college environments on student persistence. Persistence is defined in the study as enrolling in the second semester of a student's first year at Schoolcraft College in Michigan. The study used information from placement tests and a college experiences survey to gather data from 1,263 first-year students. A past instrument that measured persistence was also examined for possible changes over time. Placement scores, college grade point average, and receipt of financial aid were among the most significant predictors of persistence. Students who stated that the community college was their first school of choice were also likely to persist. The findings were similar for part-time and full-time students. Overall, a sense of connection to the college is seen as a necessity to persistence or retention. Appendices explain the formulas and methodology used to compile data for the research, along with the guidelines followed. (Contains 28 tables and 80 references.) (MKF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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