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ERIC Number: ED527512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 103
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-0352-6
The Relationship that Summer Bridge and Non-Summer Bridge Participation, Demographics, and High School Academic Performance Have on First-Year College Students: Effects of Grade Point Average and Retention
Vinson, Terence LeRay
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Grambling State University
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between participation in the Summer Bridge Program, grade point averages and retention of first-year college students. Additionally, this study examined the differences in grade point averages of college students after their first semester and first-year of college with regard to their enrollment status, gender, race, high school grade point average and standardized test scores from three institutions during the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 academic years. Six hundred and twenty-eight first-year college students from universities in the southern and northern region of the United States were selected to participate in the study. The data analysis of this study was accomplished through the application of the Analysis of Variance and the Logistic Regression procedures. In addition, post hoc analyses were conducted to determine mean differences among groups. Results indicated that first-year college students who participated in a Summer Bridge Program had similar grade point averages after the first semester of college with those students who did not participate in the Summer Bridge Program. College students who participated and those who did not participate in the Summer Bridge Program had similar grade point averages after their first-year of college Finally, it appeared college students' first-year grade point average was the best predictor of 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; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Does Not Meet Evidence Standards