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ERIC Number: EJ792206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
The Persistence of College Students from Their Freshman to Sophomore Year
Kiser, Angelina I. T.; Price, Larry
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v9 n4 p421-436 2007-2008
This research examined the predictive accuracy of selected variables (high school letter grade average, first-year college grade point average (GPA), residence location, cumulative hours taken, mother's education level, father's education level, and gender) on the persistence of college freshmen to their sophomore year. A model consisting of 1,014 students was first developed and then the sample was divided into three other models, White students, Hispanic students, and African-American students. Logistic regression analyses (N = 1,014) revealed that the effect of cumulative hours was statistically significant (p less than 0.05) for the overall model, and for the White and Hispanic student models. No variables were statistically significant in the African-American students model. Additionally, no variables were found to be practically significant in any of the four models. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas