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ERIC Number: EJ798195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1542-3077
Examining Worldview Fit and First-Year Retention at a Private, Religiously Affiliated Institution
Morris, Jason; Beck, Richard; Mattis, Charles
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, v19 n1 p75-88 2007
The primary purpose of this article is to elaborate on a psychological concept related to Tinto's construct of social integration. The concept introduced in this article is worldview fit, defined as the perceived ideological compatibility between the student and the institution (e.g., faculty, peers). This purpose was accomplished through three research objectives: (a) construction of a worldview fit measure and an assessment of its psychometric properties, (b) examination of worldview fit across demographic groups at a religiously affiliated campus that might show worldview fit differences, and (c) testing the ability of the worldview fit measure to predict fall-to-fall retention in first-year students at a religiously affiliated campus. Results of this current study suggest that worldview factors might contribute to student satisfaction and retention. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A