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Al Mohazie, Mohammed F. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Academic self-efficacy refers to a student's confidence in successfully performing academic tasks at a designated level. Empirical research in US students suggests academic self-efficacy is a positive predictor of university student academic performance and retention, two outcomes that need to be increased in Saudi students. Given the potential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Test Validity, Test Reliability
Kopel, Jaclyn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A private, not-for-profit, 4-year urban university had been struggling to improve its 1st-year retention rate despite conducting previous studies and implementing various initiatives. This study explored the influence that students' personal connections to the study site had on their experience in their 1st year in college. Tinto's student…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Experience, Student Attrition, Student Participation
Squire, Nikki Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using active learning strategies, such as games, can make a positive impact on how students learn, how they process and retain information, and how they interact with digital media. This quantitative comparative research study examined differences among online freshman students' posttest information literacy (IL) summative scores comparing…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Statistical Analysis
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
Feliciano, Nikole E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research has consistently shown that community college students lack the necessary skills to achieve successful academic performance and are highly likely to drop out of their studies prior to degree attainment. Community colleges have introduced developmental courses to prepare students for their transition into college-level courses.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Freshmen, Two Year College Students, Developmental Studies Programs
Hannah, Sheila – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this descriptive, qualitative case study design was to investigate whether a summer bridge program, developed for first-year, first-generation students, is effective in retaining students throughout the first year of college. The general problem for private and public institutions was that student college retention rates have…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, First Generation College Students, Summer Programs, Transitional Programs
Zafonte, Maria – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Collaborative learning is the current gold standard in pedagogy, yet within collaborative classrooms are many introverted students who are more reflective in nature and may prefer learning on their own or listening to lectures over social learning. Guided by the conception of Jungian introversion and person-environment fit theory, this qualitative…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Semi Structured Interviews, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes
Mejri, Sami – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The number of international students studying at American colleges and universities has increased tremendously since 2000. The influx of global student mobility has had positive economic outcomes for higher education institutions in the U.S. and has given rise to voluminous literature concerning the cultural and educational experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Cultural Awareness, Social Distance, Peer Relationship
Tisdale, Whitney Camille – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Today, millions of high school students are taking the opportunity to gain higher education credits as well as a sample of the college experience through dual or concurrent enrollment, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or middle and early colleges. Essentially, dual or concurrent enrollment, as well as AP and IB courses,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, College Freshmen, Dual Enrollment, College Credits
Johnson, Kimberley – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Institutions of higher education must include policy-informing research into their long-term retention planning to improve institutional practices regarding student support and persistence (Bean, 2001; Kuh, 2006; Brown, 2015). This information is needed to make institutions of higher education aware of how student characteristics interact with the…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Experience, African American Students, Academic Persistence
Gopalan, Sandilya Maithreyi – ProQuest LLC, 2018
An extensive literature examines educational inequalities such as racial/ethnic and socioeconomic status-based achievement gaps, as measured by standardized test scores, GPA, and other metrics of cognitive skills (Fryer & Levitt, 2004; Reardon et al., 2016). However, only recently have scholars, practitioners, and governments started paying…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Equal Education, Expulsion, Suspension
Gilbert-Thomas, Charnell – ProQuest LLC, 2018
One-third of the entering freshman class is a first-generation college student. Prior studies show that first-generation college students are low-income, they tend to graduate in six-years, and likely to leave college after their first year. Researchers have found that high-impact practices is one way to help remedy the various challenges that…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, College Freshmen, At Risk Students, Identification (Psychology)
Inghram, Charles Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A decrease in West Virginia in-state college-going and graduation rates and a need for additional postsecondary degrees in the workforce in the state by 2020 require the support and implementation of an evidence-based intervention to ameliorate the pressing issue. This study considers the outcomes in regard to persistence and completion of West…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Bachelors Degrees, Outcomes of Education, Rural Areas
Sullivan, Crystal – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative case study took place at Indiana State University, a Midwestern, mid-sized, public university. The sample for this study was made up of students enrolled in University College 100, a college preparedness course taken during the freshman year of a student's academic career. With college attrition rates across the nation rising,…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Freshmen, State Universities, Instructional Effectiveness
Coleman, Kenneth L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study analyzed the services that postsecondary institutions provided to freshman students to determine whether similar services were provided to transfer students. Additionally, this study investigated whether significant differences occurred between institutions based on institution size, institution type, and geographical regions.…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Transfer Students, Educational Finance, Academic Advising
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