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ERIC Number: EJ1001610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1068-610X
Determinants of Transfer among Community College Students
Wood, J. Luke; Nevarez, Carlos; Hilton, Adriel A.
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, v19 n2 p64-69 Spr 2012
The purpose of this study was to identify determinants of transfer. Accounting for variables in several domains (background, academic, social, environmental), this research was particularly interested in the effect of environment on transfer. Data employed in this study was derived from the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS: 2003/2009). The population of interest was delimited to community college students who indicated their intent to transfer during their first year of college (2003). Using logistic regression, four additive models of transfer were computed. Taking all models into account, several variables were significantly predictive of transfer. These included students' age, high school performance, generation status, participation in clubs, participation in school sports, hours worked per week, and familial responsibilities (having dependent children). While the variables examined in this study are important considerations in transfer, the low variance accounted for in all models suggests a need for further research. This study underscores the importance of adding environmental variables (in tandem with other factors) to the current discourse on transfer. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study