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ERIC Number: EJ1011422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1542-3077
The Scholarship of a Movement: A 24-Year Content Analysis of the "Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students In Transition"
Campbell, Rebecca P.; Saltonstall, Margot; Buford, Betsy
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, v25 n1 p13-34 2013
In recognition of 25th anniversary of the "Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition" (the "Journal"), a content analysis and review of "Journal" citations in other works was conducted. A team of three researchers coded type of research, type of intervention, target population, and topics of published manuscripts, and inter-rater reliability was assessed. The analysis explored methodology used, interventions examined, and populations studied. An inductive coding process identified several topics with many subcategories, revealing retention outcomes, noncognitive student characteristics, and ideas related to transition and socialization as important themes within the "Journal". Also, by tallying content citations found via Google Scholar, the authors examined the "Journal's" impact. Directions for possible future research in the field are discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 1 footnote.)
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-6229; Fax: 803-777-4699; e-mail:; Web site:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A