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ERIC Number: EJ1112866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2375-804X
Improving the Success of Transfer Students: Responding to Risk Factors
Coston, Charisse T. M.; Lord, Vivian B.; Monell, Jack S.
Learning Communities: Research & Practice, v1 n1 Article 11 2013
How can learning communities be designed to reduce transfer student stress and enhance their learning? This study was designed to investigate the impact of the Criminal Justice Transfer Learning Community experience on its participants' level of identified stressors over time and their means of coping with those stressors. The Criminal Justice Transfer Learning Community extended for two terms, and was designed to facilitate students' integration into the university and the criminal justice community. Students in the learning community were asked on multiple occasions to identify stressors and rate their intensity. According to the students, the largest impact on stress reduction was the feeling of belonging to their learning community cohort and the university community. [This article was originally published in: "Journal of Learning Communities Research," 5(2) October 2010.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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