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ERIC Number: ED547907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 113
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2674-2815-8
Mapping the Geography of Student Persistence at a Research University
Easterly, Douglas P.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of California, San Diego
After events in 2010, students at the University of California at San Diego staged a series of protests to address the social climate of the campus, and differences in retention rates between historically underrepresented students and other students on the campus. This study addresses the complexity of retention by comparing reality--students' perspectives on their experiences on campus--to theoretical models--existing literature on capital, integration and resiliency models. I reflect on the value of understanding student agency as a way of understanding the ways in which students produce retention, and discuss needs for further research to explore this model. [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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Identifiers - Location: California