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ERIC Number: EJ1097568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Predicting Bachelor's Degree Attainment for Developmental Math Students
Burley, Hansel; Butner, Bonita; Anderson, Connie Wilson; Siwatu, Kamau Oginga
NADE Digest, v4 n2 p29-40 Spr 2009
This study used the National Educational Longitudinal Study: 88 /2000 (NELS 88: /2000) dataset to explore characteristics associated with college degree attainment. The study was informed by Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior. The sample size was 6,832 postsecondary students. The findings revealed that developmental math students were less successful in obtaining a degree than students not taking developmental math. However, a relatively large percentage of developmental math students were successful in obtaining a degree. In addition, factors including 10th grade math competence, socioeconomic status, and 10th grade beliefs about the ability to control life events were key predictors of degree attainment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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