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ERIC Number: EJ917452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
An Exploration of the Relationship between Religiosity and Retention
Butterfield, Rex M.; Pemberton, Cynthia Lee A.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v12 n4 p443-467 2010-2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between religiosity and retention at Idaho State University (ISU). Attrition is a problem that has, and continues to plague higher education. Research shows that students who are more integrated in education (both in and out of class) are more likely to remain enrolled. For this study, religious involvement was examined as an avenue of educational integration. Data were obtained from 103 respondents to a mail survey. Factor analysis revealed three useable factors regarding religious attitudes and behaviors. These factors were analyzed along with demographic variables to explore the relationship between religiosity and retention. The demographic information showed that the sample was representative of the ISU student population. Although statistically significant differences based on demographics in terms of enrollment were not found, significant differences were noted between males and females across some enrollment related demographic variables. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Idaho