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ERIC Number: EJ1157890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Is More Always Better? The Curvilinear Relationships between College Student Experiences and Outcomes
Bowman, Nicholas A.; Trolian, Teniell L.
Innovative Higher Education, v42 n5-6 p477-489 Dec 2017
Many higher education studies have examined linear relationships between student experiences and outcomes, but this assumption may be questionable. In two notable examples previous research that assumed a linear relationship reached different substantive conclusions and implications than did research that explored non-linear associations among the same constructs. Indeed, many relationships between college experiences and outcomes may actually be curvilinear; this study explored that possibility within a large, multi-institutional, longitudinal dataset. As expected, most of the significant positive relationships were accompanied by significant curvilinear associations, such that the magnitude of the relationship decreased with higher levels of involvement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Defining Issues Test; Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency; National Survey of Student Engagement
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