ERIC Number: EJ872341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Integration and Institutional Commitment as Predictors of College Student Transition: Are Third Week Indicators Significant?
Woosley, Sherry A.; Miller, Angie L.
College Student Journal, v43 n4 p1260-1271 Dec 2009
This study sought to determine if very early college experiences impact academic outcomes. Specifically, this study used regression models to investigate whether academic integration, social integration, and institutional commitment measured during the third week of the first semester could predict retention to the following year as well as academic performance one semester and two semesters out. The results suggest that academic integration, social integration, and institutional commitment positively impact retention. In addition, academic integration and institutional commitment positively impact grade point average. These findings are discussed in relation to the potential for interventions, with suggestions for further explorations of the predictive models. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Social Integration, Academic Persistence, College Students, Student Experience, Outcomes of Education, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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