ERIC Number: EJ722434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 16
An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Telephone Intervention in Reducing Absences and Improving Grades of College Freshmen
Richie, Sarah D.; Hargrove, David S.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v6 n4 p395-412 2004-2005
A telephone intervention to reduce student absences was implemented during the 2000-2001 academic year in freshmen English classes at a southern university. A total of 345 students were included in 2 experimental studies. Students in the intervention group who obtained more absences than allotted by class professors received telephone intervention, whereas students with excessive absences in the control group did not receive telephone intervention. Results revealed that students in the intervention groups had significantly fewer absences and higher grades (p < .01) than students in the control groups during both semesters of the study. Also, more students in the intervention group were retained from the Spring 2001 semester to the Fall 2001 semester as compared to students in the control groups.
Descriptors: Intervention, College Freshmen, Telecommunications, Student Attitudes, Attendance Patterns, Grades (Scholastic), Student Attrition, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi