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ERIC Number: EJ789892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
Latent Postsecondary Persistence Pathways: Educational Pathways in American Two-Year Colleges
Marti, C. Nathan
Research in Higher Education, v49 n4 p317-336 Jun 2008
Latent trajectories of credit hour accumulation were modeled using three independent samples of community college students. Five qualitatively distinct patterns of persistence emerged from these samples: Full-time, long-term; 2 years and out; long-term decliners; part-time, long-term; and one term and out. Follow-up analyses using measures on the Community College Student Report indicated that long-term decliner group; the part-time, long-term group; and the one term and out-group were less engaged than full-time students. In particular, the long-term decliner group was the least engaged group. The models illustrate the utility of latent trajectory modeling in higher education research and provide the basis for an empirically based typology of postsecondary persistence pathways.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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