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ERIC Number: ED579442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 86
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-3554-0462-3
The Influence of Internet Usage, Social Support, Life Satisfaction, and Depression in the Second Year of College on Student's Intention to Continue Enrollment
Jimenez, Joel R.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, St. John's University (New York), School of Education and Human Services
Internet usage allows for a level of interaction with individuals from all over the world, to research virtually anything, and to engage in constant exploration to a degree that is not possible within a traditional college setting. To better understand college retention trends, it is important to understand the relationship between Internet usage, perceived social support, life satisfaction, depression, and students desire to continue enrollment in college after their sophomore year. This correlational study took a look at the relationship among Internet usage, social support, life satisfaction, and depression in the second year of college on student's intention to continue enrollment. The study examined how students described these variables along with how student' self-reports were able to predict their willingness to continue enrollment at their current college into their third year. Participants were administered a 32-item survey given towards the end of students Spring semester in their sophomore year. The survey was administered to 180 Early College Initiative alumni enrolled in the City University of New York as sophomores. A one-way analysis of the variance showed that of students desiring to go to college, males were more satisfied than females. Results also showed that males who decided to go to college had higher social supports than females. There was a correlation between Internet usage and students desire to continue enrollment suggesting that as Internet usage rises, a student is less likely to desire to continue enrollment in college. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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