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ERIC Number: EJ917243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Brain Food: The Relationship between Home-Cooked Meals and Student Success
Green, Raymond J.
College Student Journal, v44 n3 p720-725 Sep 2010
The influence of informal faculty/student interactions (i.e., group dinners at faculty member's home) on GPA and retention rates was investigated. Students were invited to attend dinner at a faculty member's house in groups of approximately 6 students. The academic performance and retention rates of attendees and nonattendees were compared. Analyses indicate a relationship between attendance at the dinners, higher GPAs, and stronger retention rates. However, due to the quasi-experimental design of the investigation caution is encouraged in determining the direction of the relationship between academic performance and this type of informal faculty/student interaction. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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