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ERIC Number: ED520475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Social Capital--An Alternative Model to College Graduation
Zhang, Xiao Ying; Zhang, Ji-hong
Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (50th, Chicago, IL, May 29-Jun 2, 2010)
To encourage college students to stay enrolled and to graduate remains a challenge for educators and educational policymakers. There are basically two lines of actions in addressing the issue of student persistence. One is directed towards eliminating or reducing the risk factors such as poor student services and hostile learning environment; while the other towards promoting and reinforcing certain qualities and contextual factors that encourage students to stay and achieve their educational goals. The proposed paper aims to explore a theoretical construct that consists of factors that help students continue the college career they initiate and complete their educational programs. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement