ERIC Number: EJ1132463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
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Pre-College Career Guidance on Student Persistence and Performance at a Small Private University
Carson, Raymond D.; Reed, Philip A.
Career and Technical Education Research, v40 n2 p99-112 Oct 2015
This mixed methods study was designed to determine the type and quality of precollege career guidance experiences of college freshmen and the impact of those experiences on student performance and retention. Qualitative data were collected through a phone survey to Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) academies, student interviews, secondary classroom observations, and document reviews. Quantitative data were collected and analyzed from an on-line survey that yielded 491 responses or 78% of the freshman class. Significant relationships were found between several of the career guidance variables with grade point average, but no significant relationships were found between any of the career guidance variables with reenrollment for the next school year. Recommendations included further study of the impact of career guidance on a long term outcomes and identification of additional career guidance variables. The development and implementation of a comprehensive career guidance model for SDA academies was also suggested.
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement, Mixed Methods Research, College Freshmen, School Holding Power, Telephone Surveys, Private Colleges
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. Web site: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~laanan/actermain/publications.shtml
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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