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ERIC Number: ED514606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 108
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-9342-3
Millennials: Their Attitudes and Their Effects on Freshman Retention in Higher Education
Naples, Susan G.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Some institutions of higher education have become aware of escalating student attrition rates. Student attrition rates cause many problems, including a decrease in student population, unfavorable completion and placement rates, and a reduced cash flow. Most importantly, students are not fulfilling their education goals. The goal for most students is to complete their education through the associate's or bachelor's degree programs. The student demographic within the 2-year accredited institution in which research was conducted is predominantly comprised of the Millennial Generation (a.k.a. Generation Y or Echo-Boomers), students born between 1982 and 2000. This paper identified several key elements: understanding Millennials, their behaviors and attitudes, compare and contrast the Millennial Generation with Generation X and the Baby Boomers, and if these behaviors and/or attitudes correlate effectively or adversely with student retention. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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