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ERIC Number: EJ816824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Strategies for Student Transition to College: A Proactive Approach
Kelly, John T.; Kendrick, Marla M.; Newgent, Rebecca A.; Lucas, Christopher J.
College Student Journal, v41 n4 p1021-1035 Dec 2007
The phenomenon of student attrition is an increasingly challenging problem confronting American higher education. Unfortunately, there exists virtually no consensus on root causes; and disagreements continue over what intervention strategies might help to reduce the rates with which young collegians abandon their studies and leave campus. Data were collected using a questionnaire from 273 college students. The questionnaire was designed to explore various experiences prior to and during the participants college experience. This paper evaluates the need for additional programs to promote retention by enhancing students' academic competence and self confidence. Additionally, the importance of a supportive, nurturing institutional environment is discussed. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A