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ERIC Number: ED515078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 129
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-3400-6
Understanding Nontraditionally Aged College Students: An Exploratory Study
Wilson, Julie R.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
This dissertation was written in partial fulfillment of the doctoral degree requirements in Counseling Psychology at Capella University. This study was interested in exploring the growing population of nontraditionally aged college students. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that correlated with the academic success of this group and to build upon the Attachment Theory for Adults by applying the theory to this new population. The College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ) was used in an exploratory manner to identify any factors that correlated with academic success. It was hypothesized that age would correlate with a higher ratio of secure attachment styles based on responses on the Experiences in Close Relationships-Revised (ECR-R). Results showed that nontraditionally aged college students spent an average of 1-5 more hours a week studying and that their average GPAs were statistically higher than their traditionally aged peers. It was also found that any college student, regardless of age, with a secure attachment style was more likely to have higher GPAs than those who have insecure attachment styles. [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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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Student Experiences Questionnaire