ERIC Number: EJ635275
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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The Psychology Underlying Successful Retention Practices.
Bean, John; Eaton, Shevawn Bogdan
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v3 n1 p73-89 2001-2002
Describes the psychological processes that lead to academic and social integration based on a retention model proposed by the authors. Describes how successful retention programs such as learning communities, freshman interest groups, tutoring, and orientation rely on psychological processes. Four psychological theories form the basis for recommendations: attitude-behavior, coping behavioral (approach-avoidance), self-efficacy, and attribution (locus of control). (EV)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Programs, College Students, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Higher Education, Psychology, School Holding Power, Student Adjustment, Student Attrition, Student College Relationship, Theory Practice Relationship, Withdrawal (Education)
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Note: Special issue titled "Using Theory and Research To Improve College Student Retention," edited by John M. Braxton.