ERIC Number: EJ1064860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
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The Academic Library Impact on Student Persistence
Emmons, Mark; Wilkinson, Frances C.
College & Research Libraries, v72 n2 p128-149 Mar 2011
What impact does the academic library have on student persistence? This study explores the relationship between traditional library input and output measures of staff, collections, use, and services with fall-to-fall retention and six-year graduation rates at Association of Research Libraries member libraries. When controlling for race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, a linear regression finds that a change in the ratio of library professional staff to students predicts a statistically significant positive relationship with both retention and graduation rates.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Academic Persistence, Library Services, Library Materials, Staff Utilization, Use Studies, Graduation Rate, Research Libraries, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, Regression (Statistics), Statistical Significance, Input Output Analysis, Predictor Variables, Expenditures, Salary Wage Differentials, Library Instruction, Gender Differences, Correlation, Multiple Regression Analysis, Data Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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