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ERIC Number: EJ1098172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1083-6470
Demographic and Instructor-Student Interaction Factors Associated with Community College Students' Intent to Persist
Mitchell, Yolanda F.; Hughes, Gail D.
Journal of Research in Education, v24 n2 p63-78 Fall-Win 2014
The classroom is the main point of contact for community college students due to their part-time status, employment, family responsibilities, and limited campus involvement. To examine the relationship between community college students' demographics and instructor interactions as they relate to intention to persist in college, researchers utilized logistic regression analysis to analyze data from the Survey of Entering Student Engagement. Results indicated all eight predictor variables (instructor-student interaction, student-instructor interaction, age, sex, generation status, children, employment, and enrollment status) made statistically significant contributions to distinguishing between students who were most likely to intend to persist and those who were not.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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