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ERIC Number: ED533656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 137
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1248-2974-6
Student Athlete Persistence Patterns: An Analysis of Retention Factors at a Small, Faith-Based Institution
Couch, Charlie D.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The persistence patterns of student athletes continues to gain interest among the higher education community, particularly among private, faith-based institutions belonging to the NAIA who continue to rely on student athlete recruitment to optimize overall enrollment patterns. Unfortunately, few studies exist in the literature surrounding student athlete persistence patterns within this institutional setting. The following research was conducted to ascertain those factors that affect student athlete persistence at a small, faith-based institution belonging to the NAIA. The study involved both pre-college and in-college factors and utilized backward step-wise logistic regression analysis. Factors used in both the pre-college and in-college models included demographic, academic, and economic variables as a means to develop a more comprehensive model in an attempt to understand the effects each had on persistence. [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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