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ERIC Number: EJ873128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Designing Retention Research for Assessment and Enhanced Competitive Advantage
Delaney, Anne Marie
Tertiary Education and Management, v14 n1 p57-66 Mar 2008
Based on a longitudinal study of entering freshmen at a selective, private college in northeastern USA, this article provides a model for designing retention studies for assessment. Results from discriminant analysis revealed average high school grade, admission rating, and first semester average college grade as significant predictors of graduation. Regression analyses identified average high school grade, first semester average college grade, and satisfaction with academic advising as significant predictors of final average college grade. Perceived impact on intellectual self-confidence and satisfaction with faculty attitude, business courses and sense of community were identified as significant predictors of overall satisfaction. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)