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ERIC Number: EJ886806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0271-9517
Creating College Advising Connections: Comparing Motivational Beliefs of Early College High School Students to Traditional First-Year University Students
Oliver, Marvarene; Ricard, Richard J.; Witt, Karl J.; Alvarado, Melissa; Hill, Patricia
NACADA Journal, v30 n1 p14-22 Spr 2010
Early college high schools (ECHSs) are partnerships between high schools and colleges or universities designed to enhance college readiness and completion, particularly among students traditionally underrepresented in higher education. We compared the self-reported motivational profiles of ECHS students to traditional first-year university students to explore the different college advising and support services each group may require. We found differences between the two groups in academic motivation, coping skills, and receptivity to support services. ECHS students also reported significantly higher levels of educational stress. Findings are of particular importance to advisors and support personnel who plan and program appropriate support services for incoming students. Implications of these findings are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Support Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A