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Tate, Tonya R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The current qualitative study explored the transition to college of youth aging out of foster care and their adaptation in the first year of college. The aim of this study was to determine the nature and quality of former foster youths' college transition experience and factors influencing their adaptation in the first year. Participants included…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Student Adjustment, Social Adjustment, College Freshmen
Wendt, Brea E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The dissertation study is a basic qualitative study, which illuminates the educational experiences of active duty undergraduate army adult learners or active duty learners. The literature review for the study highlights themes of military education, of identity roles, of adult learnings and of how the brain learns. The study closed the gap in…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Military Personnel, Self Concept, Undergraduate Students
Piland, Kurt Neal – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study explored the perception of student veterans regarding how they navigated barriers to academic success. The number of military and student veterans entering higher education continues to grow. Military education benefits provide financial support to eligible military personnel and veterans entering post-secondary education after…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Two Year College Students, Veterans Education, Barriers
Rajaratnam, Ravi – ProQuest LLC, 2018
According to the United States Department of Education, approximately 1.2 million students drop out of high school every year, and of those public high school students who enter college, nearly half require remedial courses, and fewer than half ever graduate college. There have been multiple research studies conducted on the importance of student…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Educational Environment
Arnold, Bradley A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to develop descriptions of how teenage students remain engaged in learning while using mobile technology. Developments in technology have expanded learning contexts and provided learners with improved capacities to connect with others to exchange, gain, and construct knowledge. Developments in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Telecommunications, Learning Activities, Qualitative Research
De Witt, Randall Wayne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The specific problem addressed by this study was to understand those experiences well-prepared students undertake to become career ready as they position themselves for post-graduation employment. The majority of college students experience post-graduation employment challenges. The exception are those better prepared graduates with co-curricular…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Career Readiness, Case Studies
Qu, Wanling – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The emergence of transnational joint venture universities provides a new model of education internationalization where the stakes are high and where the opportunities to study the under-researched field of student intercultural engagement are multidimensional and compelling. Since their institutional mission statements often involve language about…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, International Education
Kersey, Rhonda L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There have been several studies regarding the factors as to why students drop out of high school in both urban and rural areas. However, there have been few studies, which have examined why female students in rural areas have left high school before graduating. From 2010-2014, there had been a 29% increase in the dropout rate among female…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Case Studies, Females, Qualitative Research
Scott, Lauren C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Overview: In the United States, adult engagement in physical inactivity has decreased since the implementation of the 2008 PA guidelines. In 2013, only 20% of Americans met the PA recommendations. In 2014, research showed that 23% of adults did not engage in any leisure PA in the United States (U.S Department of Health and Human Services, 2016).…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Participation
Plotts, Courtney Suzanne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Online learning has increased access to higher education for underrepresented ethnic groups. These groups include African American and Latino/a students. Affirmation of ethnicity and culture contribute to positive academic outcomes for African American and Latino/a students. Yet, African American and Latino/a perspectives regarding online social…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Online Courses, Student Attitudes
Benson, Nancy A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Through qualitative coding and analysis of 121 literacy narratives, this study examines first-year college students' references to former reading sponsors, defined as the people, institutions, and entities that played a role in their reading development. The study was designed to locate the sponsors present in the narratives, to determine patterns…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Coding, College Freshmen, Reading Instruction
Esposito, Michael A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Intercollegiate athletics programs have become a signature brand for many colleges and universities and have become a prominent revenue builder for many institutions. The problem addressed in this qualitative multiple case study was the lack of understanding of perceptions of current and former student-athletes regarding actions that college…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
Howard, John David Paul – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore second year college students' experiences with academic support programs and their personal academic coping strategies. The research questions were designed to collect data regarding the experiences with academic support programs of U.S. Midwest public college students who were continuously…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Academic Support Services, Undergraduate Students, Semi Structured Interviews
Hilliard, Tara C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Nursing students have regularly experienced high levels of clinical testing anxiety. Previous research, conducted in face-to-face nursing programs, revealed high-stakes clinical testing, particularly the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), was consistently rated as the most anxiety producing component within nursing education. A gap…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Test Anxiety, Nursing Education, Qualitative Research
Woodard, Eric W. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
It is increasingly being recognized that students are not developing all the skills in school that employers need. Much of this skill gap stems from students not developing soft skills such as the ability to communicate, form interpersonal relationships, and act professionally. This is a problem for students because it limits their employability,…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Skill Development, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Competence
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