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ERIC Number: EJ822109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3759
Persistence among American Indians and Alaska Natives at a Bible College: The Importance of Family, Spirituality, and Validation
Saggio, Joseph J.; Rendon, Laura I.
Christian Higher Education, v3 n3 p223-240 Jul 2004
Research on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students indicates that only about 47% persist to complete their freshman year, meaning that one of out two students drops out before the sophomore year. Using a focus group methodology, the study reported in this paper examined the extent to which in- and out-of-class academic, social, and spiritual experiences are associated with persistence among AI/AN students at a Bible college. Family, spirituality, and validation were the most important influences on student persistence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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