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ERIC Number: EJ1133353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
Psychosocial Factors and Community College Student Success: A Meta-Analytic Investigation
Fong, Carlton J.; Davis, Coreen W.; Kim, Yughi; Kim, Young Won; Marriott, Lauren; Kim, SooYeon
Review of Educational Research, v87 n2 p388-424 Apr 2017
This meta-analysis examined the relationship between psychosocial factors and community college student success. Informed by college persistence models and motivational theory, we statistically integrated past research on five psychosocial categories (motivation, self-perceptions, attributions, self-regulation, and anxiety), examining their relationship with two student success outcomes: community college persistence (58 samples, N = 23,372) and achievement (186 samples, N = 56,095). Results indicated that psychosocial factors had small but meaningful relationships with community college persistence and achievement. Correlations were larger overall for motivation and self-perceptions, and when outcomes were more proximally related with student engagement. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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