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ERIC Number: ED491021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May-31
Pages: 31
Abstractor: Author
Persistence at a Liberal Arts University and Participation in a Study-Abroad Program
Young, Denise Y.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) (44th, Boston, MA, May 28-Jun 2, 2004)
A longitudinal study with 6 years of cohort data examined the association between persistence at a private liberal arts university and participation in a study-abroad program. After adjustment for several factors that are known to affect persistence, results of regression analysis showed that students in the study-abroad program persisted longer than non-participants. According to Tinto's Theory of Individual Departure, persistence is related to how much a student is integrated into the academic and social subsystems of the university. It is hypothesized that participation in the study-abroad program contributed to both academic and social integration. Statistical, practical, clinical, and economic significance of the results are discussed. (Contains 7 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A