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Sneyers, Eline; De Witte, Kristof – Educational Review, 2018
This article provides a meta-analysis on the effect of academic probation, student-faculty mentoring and need-based grants on various student outcomes. Using 25 (quasi-) experimental studies, we find that academic probation has a significant negative effect on retention (d = -0.17), while it does not have an effect on graduation. Student-faculty…
Descriptors: Intervention, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Meta Analysis
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Peetsma, Thea; Van der Veen, Ineke – Educational Review, 2015
After the transition to secondary school around age 12, a well-known decline in young adolescents' motivation for learning causes particular concerns in the lowest level of secondary education, where the percentage of early school leavers is highest. This article focuses on a study of the effects of an intervention, designed to enhance motivation…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Early Adolescents, Motivation, Intervention
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Bullock, Alison D.; And Others – Educational Review, 1996
A survey of youth at greater risk of smoking (ages 10-11 and 13-14) in Britain, the Netherlands, and Spain received 5,935 replies. Despite differences in nationality, age, and smoking status, they enjoy mostly the same kinds of activities. Locations of the most popular activities are potential sites for smoking interventions. (SK)
Descriptors: Activities, Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries