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ERIC Number: EJ1101573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-827X
Strengths-Based Approaches in College and University Student Housing: Implications for First-Year Students' Retention and Engagement
Soria, Krista M.; Taylor, Leonard, Jr.
Journal of College and University Student Housing, v42 n2 p60-75 2016
Strengths-based approaches are expanding in higher education; however, little is known about the impacts of these approaches in housing and residence life settings. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between first-year students' strengths interactions in housing and their engagement and retention. The results suggest that first-year students who had strengths-based discussions with community advisors and also participated in strengths-based programming in housing had significantly higher engagement and retention than did their peers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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