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ERIC Number: EJ942428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1538-1927
A Longitudinal Analysis of Latina/o Students' Academic Persistence
Bordes-Edgar, Veronica; Arredondo, Patricia; Kurpius, Sharon Robinson; Rund, James
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v10 n4 p358-368 Oct 2011
This was a 4.5-year follow-up study of university persistence involving 71 Latina/o students, who were initially surveyed as 1st-semester freshmen. Academic (high school grade point average [GPA], entrance exam scores, and college GPA) and nonacademic (self-beliefs, social support, and academic persistence decisions) factors were examined to determine impact on persistence. Self-beliefs and mentoring predicted academic persistence and college GPA. Students who graduated had stronger high school GPAs, more mentoring, and more positive initial academic persistence decisions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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