ERIC Number: EJ378551
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Student Attrition in 2- and 4-Year Colleges: Application of a Theoretical Model.
Williamson, David R.; Creamer, Don G.
Journal of College Student Development, v29 n3 p210-17 May 1988
Tested Tinto's model that dropping out occurs when students are not adequately integrated into social and academic environment of college, and that student background characteristics influence dropout decision only indirectly through effect on such integration. Findings challenge model, especially regarding concepts of academic and social integration in examining long-term persistence patterns of students. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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