ERIC Number: EJ850228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
Integration Factors Related to the Academic Success and Intent to Persist of College Students with Learning Disabilities
DaDeppo, Lisa M. W.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v24 n3 p122-131 Aug 2009
Despite increased enrollment, outcomes such as grade point average (GPA), persistence, and graduation rates for college students with learning disabilities (LD) continue to lag behind those of their nondisabled peers. Reasons for the differences vary but may include academic and social integration, factors identified as important to the success of college students in general. This research investigated the relative influence of background characteristics, precollege achievement, and college integration variables on the academic success and intent to persist of college freshmen and sophomores with LD. While academic and social integration were not unique predictors of college GPA, both integration variables were unique predictors of intent to persist. The findings suggest that beyond high school achievement and background characteristics, college experiences as captured by academic and social integration are promising constructs to help explain the persistence of college students with LD. Implications for future research and practices for high school and college personnel are discussed.
Descriptors: College Students, Grade Point Average, Social Integration, Graduation Rate, Learning Disabilities, Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement, Enrollment Trends, Predictor Variables
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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