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ERIC Number: EJ822599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
Associations of Resource and Service Utilization, Risk Level, and College Outcomes
Robbins, Steven; Allen, Jeff; Casillas, Alex; Akamigbo, Adaeze; Saltonstall, Margot; Campbell, Rebecca; Mahoney, Eileen; Gore, Paul
Research in Higher Education, v50 n1 p101-118 Feb 2009
We tracked resource and service utilizations and first-year college outcomes for the entering first-year class (n = 1,534) at a traditional 4-year postsecondary institution. We grouped specific resources and services offered by the institution into four general categories (academic services, social resources, recreational resources, and advising sessions). We investigated the interrelation of risk, resource and service utilization, and first-year GPA and retention. We found that utilization of each resource/service category was positively associated with GPA and/or retention. Of particular interest, we tested whether the associations of resource and service utilization and outcomes were moderated by risk. We found that the associations of academic services and advising sessions with GPA were more pronounced for higher-risk students. We discuss the implications of the findings, including how the differential associations of resource and service utilizations and outcomes can affect intervention decisions with high-risk students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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