ERIC Number: EJ462746
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
The Construct Validity of Institutional Commitment: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis.
Nora, Amaury; Cabrera, Alberto F.
Research in Higher Education, v34 n2 p243-51 Apr 1993
A study with 2,453 college students investigated the construct validity of the student commitment to institution as a factor in academic persistence. Results suggest factors such as institutional quality, practical educational utility, student-institution fit, and loyalty to institution were more predictive of persistence than similarity of student/institutional values. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Administration, College Environment, Construct Validity, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Research, Organizational Climate, Research Methodology, School Holding Power, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A