ERIC Number: EJ1176081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Abstractor: As Provided
College Student Retention on a Racially Diverse Campus: A Theoretically Guided Reality Check
Xu, Yonghong Jade; Webber, Karen L.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v20 n1 p2-28 May 2018
Theoretically grounded in Tinto's model of retention and Braxton and colleagues' revisions , this study is designed to examine the applicability of the integration model to students of different racial backgrounds. Results from a sample of full-time undergraduate students at a research-extensive university suggest that (a) academic and social integrations function differently to the persistence of Black and White students, (b) financial pressure was the most consistent impediment to college retention for all students, and (c) institutional control over academic quality is critical to student retention. In addition, results show that students of different racial backgrounds do not differ significantly in their reported intention to drop out. Implications for policy and planning are discussed.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity, Racial Integration, Research Universities, Social Integration, African American Students, White Students, Barriers, Financial Problems, Educational Quality, Dropouts, Educational Policy, Educational Planning, Urban Universities, Online Surveys, Student Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Likert Scales, Regression (Statistics), Factor Analysis, Least Squares Statistics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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