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ERIC Number: EJ1070660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
The Effects of Fraternity and Sorority Membership in the Fourth Year of College: A Detrimental or Value-Added Component of Undergraduate Education?
Hevel, Michael S.; Martin, Georgianna L.; Weeden, Dustin D.; Pascarella, Ernest T.
Journal of College Student Development, v56 n5 p456-470 Jul 2015
We use a longitudinal national dataset to explore the direct and conditional effects of fraternity/sorority membership on students' educational outcomes in the 4th year of college. Controlling for a variety of potentially confounding variables, including pretest measures of the outcomes, we find no direct effect of fraternity/sorority membership on educational outcomes; however, we identify 5 conditional effects related to students' entering academic abilities and their racial/ethnic identities. We conclude by discussing implications for practice and research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Defining Issues Test; National Survey of Student Engagement
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