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ERIC Number: ED530016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb-2
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Differences between Traditional, Transfer, and Online College Students: Measurement Invariance of the University Attachment Scale
Lane, Forrest C.; Henson, Robin K.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (35th, New Orleans, LA, Feb 1-4, 2012)
School attachment has received considerable attention in K-12 literature but it is relatively unexplored at the post-secondary level. The university attachment scale (UAS) is a new instrument designed to bridge this gap and previous research suggests transfer students score lower on group attachment than non-transfer students. However, these findings are limited to a population of primarily residential and traditional 4-year university students. This study re-examines the factor structure of the UAS at an institution with a large transfer student population and compares the latent means between traditional (N = 561), transfer (N = 372) and online (N = 50) students. These results of this study and their implications for higher education are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A