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ERIC Number: EJ1046705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3607
Predicting Postsecondary Attendance through Cultural Norming: A Test of Community Expectancy
Derden, M. Wade; Miller, Michael T.
Critical Questions in Education, v5 n2 p112-124 Sum 2014
Efforts to enhance college going rates have employed a number of strategies, such as improving recruitment efforts and enhancing financial aid packages. Little effort, however, has been directed at looking at the social and human capital that might impact a residential community, and the subsequent influence this community might have on a student's decision to attend college. Utilizing 18 community level variables in one case study US state, the study tested community expectancy as a predictor of college attendance. Study findings moderately supported community expectancy, and provided a strong research agenda for further exploration into how community's impact individual behavior.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas
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