ERIC Number: EJ677359
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Can Student "Hardiness" Serve as an Indicator of Likely Persistence to Graduation? Baseline Results from a Longitudinal Study.
Lifton, Donald E.; Seay, Sandara; Bushko, Andrew
Academic Exchange Quarterly, n2 p73-81 Sum 2000
Discusses a longitudinal study that tests undergraduate students'"hardiness" (ability to thrive under stress) and their likelihood of advancing to sophomore year. Gives a detailed definition of hardiness and its importance in retention in schools. Although the study is ongoing, authors anticipate that the results will support their hypothesis. (Contains 31 references.) (MZ)
Descriptors: Attrition (Research Studies), Community Colleges, Cross Sectional Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Psychological Patterns, Response Style (Tests), School Holding Power, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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