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ERIC Number: EJ964673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
International Student Persistence in U.S. Postsecondary Institutions
Mamiseishvili, Ketevan
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v64 n1 p1-17 Jul 2012
The study used the data from the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study data set to observe the characteristics of international students in their first-year in college and examine the factors that influenced their persistence in U.S. postsecondary institutions. Results from logistic regression analysis revealed that GPA, degree plans, and academic integration were positively related to persistence of international students, while remediation in English and social integration had the negative effects on their persistence outcome. The results of the study signal the importance of encouraging collaboration between offices of international student services and other academic departments or support services on campus. The retention of international students should not be viewed as the responsibility of only international student advisors. Instead, it should become a joint responsibility of faculty, academic advisors, English language program staff, and student affairs professionals on campus.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study