ERIC Number: EJ1076279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
Factors Affecting Persistence and Transfer of Low-Income Students at Public Two-Year Institutions
Mamiseishvili, Ketevan; Deggs, David M.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v15 n3 p409-432 Nov 2013
The study utilized the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/06) data set to examine persistence outcomes over a 3-year period across the national sample of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds at public 2-year institutions in the United States. More specifically, the purpose of our study was to investigate how demographic characteristics, in-college attributes, environmental factors, and personal goals of low-income students who enrolled in public 2-year institutions with the intentions of degree attainment or transfer affected their decisions to persist to degree completion, transfer to another institution, or leave. The results from multinomial logistic regression analysis revealed that different sets of factors predicted persistence and transfer for low-income students in our study. Early identification of who will be more likely to leave, transfer, or persist to degree completion will help community colleges better serve the needs of their students.
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Public Colleges, College Transfer Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Student Characteristics, Environmental Influences, Goal Orientation, Low Income Groups, Longitudinal Studies, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Gender Differences, Enrollment, Grade Point Average, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study