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ERIC Number: ED551787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 137
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ISBN: 978-1-2678-3458-4
Predictors of Persistence for First-Generation Students Attending Christ-Centered Baccalaureate Colleges
Shoemaker, Scott Norman
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Azusa Pacific University
This study presents the results of a study of first-generation college student predictors of persistence at Christ-centered baccalaureate colleges. Data were obtained from 5 institutions that administered the CIRP Freshman Survey from the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA and were matched with persistence data. Multiple regression analyses were performed on data grouped by parent education level, yielding 4 unique models of persistence, including the total sample of 1,638. Results showed selected motivational variables such as degree expectations and financial concern predicted persistence in first-generation students, along with precollege preparation variables such as high school GPA and number of mathematics courses. Personal demographic characteristics and faith identity were not found to significantly predict persistence for first generation students, but faith identity was found to be predictive of persistence in continuing generation students. [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; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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