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ERIC Number: ED527076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 161
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1245-1682-0
Psychosocial Predictors of Persistence among First-Generation Students at a Historically Black University
Tyson-Ferrol, Cathleen A.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Texas Southern University
The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychosocial factors that affect the persistence of the 2002 cohort of first-generation college students at a Historically Black University. Specifically, this investigation was concerned with the relationship between persistence and selected demographic, academic, financial aid, and family variables. Additionally, the present study sought to ascertain the association among these variables and the year to year persistence of 646 first-time, first-generation students over six academic years. Data analysis conducted at the 0.05 level or better revealed statistically significant correlations between gender, academic factors, the type of financial aid received and the six-year persistence of first-generation students. The findings did not indicate an association between the family variable and persistence. The results of this investigation provided specific retention strategies for HBCUs and recommendations for postsecondary counselors. [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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