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Cleveland, Michael J.; Turrisi, Rob; Reavy, Racheal; Ackerman, Sarah; Buxton, Orfeu M. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
A total of 295 first-year students were recruited from multiple campuses of a state-wide university system. Multiple-group path analysis compared parental and peer influences between two student subgroups. First-year students attending 4-year institutions reported higher rates of alcohol use and were more likely to experience alcohol-related…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Peer Influence, Community Colleges, College Freshmen
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Choy, Jeanette Lyn Fung; Quek, Choon Lang – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
With the advancement in technology, learners are spending a substantial amount of time on online learning. Guided by the community of inquiry (CoI) framework (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 1999), this study examined the relationships among students' perceived teaching element, social element, cognitive element, satisfaction, continuous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Communities of Practice, Inquiry
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Wang, Xueli – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
This study examines the effect of beginning at a community college on baccalaureate success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. In addition, drawing upon a new concept of "STEM momentum," this research explores whether and how STEM baccalaureate success is related to early STEM momentum, as well as whether…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Bachelors Degrees, Community Colleges, Academic Achievement
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Wang, Yan; Ye, Feifei; Pilarzyk, Tom – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2014
This study used a strategic enrollment management (SEM) approach to studying high school students' transition to a two-year college and their initial college success. Path analyses suggested two important findings: (a) clear career choices among students, family influence, academic preparedness, and college recruitment efforts predicted earlier…
Descriptors: High School Students, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Enrollment Influences
Welch, Joel Darby – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study considered whether unmet financial need served as a predictor of retention and how the addition of lottery tuition assistance (LTA) to a financial aid package reduced unmet financial need. Retention was defined as a student who started in Fall, 2008 and returned in Fall, 2009.The two-year college, Greenville Technical College,…
Descriptors: Tuition Grants, Predictor Variables, Public Colleges, Two Year Colleges
Ooten, Cheryl Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Beginning algebra is a gatekeeper course into the pipeline to higher mathematics courses required for respected professions in engineering, science, statistics, mathematics, education, and technology. Beginning algebra can also be a perfect storm if the necessary foundational skills are not within a student's grasp. What skills ensure beginning…
Descriptors: Algebra, Fractions, Community Colleges, Higher Education
Radunzel, Justine; Noble, Julie – ACT, Inc., 2012
This study compared the effectiveness of ACT[R] Composite score and high school grade point average (HSGPA) for predicting long-term college success. Outcomes included annual progress towards a degree (based on cumulative credit-bearing hours earned), degree completion, and cumulative grade point average (GPA) at 150% of normal time to degree…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Institutions, Benchmarking, High School Students
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Liao, Hsiang-Ann; Ferdenzi, Anita Cuttita; Edlin, Margot – Community College Enterprise, 2012
This study is designed to examine how intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, and self-regulated learning efficacy influence academic achievement of international and domestic community college students. Results show that for both international and domestic students, motivation did not directly affect academic achievement. Self-regulated…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Motivation, Incentives, College Administration
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Huston, Daniel C.; Garland, Eric L.; Farb, Norman A. S. – Journal of Applied Communication Research, 2011
Mindfulness, an ancient spiritual practice, is becoming an increasingly popular component of communication courses, training individuals to reserve judgment in their dealings with others. However, the effects of mindfulness in communication courses are not well researched. We compared students taking an introductory communication course that…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Student Attitudes, Perception, Metacognition
Pianki, Francis O. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to answer three specific research questions regarding students within a nontraditional, part-time, two year, cohort based MBA program. How satisfied are the students with this particular program? What are the factors and their relationship that best describe overall satisfaction? Are there differences in student…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Masters Programs, Part Time Students, Nontraditional Students
Post, Susan W. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Understanding why people accept or reject e-learning technologies has become one of the most challenging issues in education research. Thus, this study set out to determine the effects of factors that influence service-learning faculty to include e-learning technologies in their curriculum. The principal study population was 134 service-learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Colleges, Population Distribution, Intention
Meechai, Ann K. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of the present study was to examine and empirically test the language learning motivation model used to propose a new theoretical construct, the "L2 Motivational Self System," as conceived by Dornyei et al. (2006), in a different second language (L2) learning context. In addition, the study identified the interrelationships of the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Second Language Learning, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation
McCullough, Aaron Keith – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Research suggests that numerous factors affect community college attendance. Therefore, when students choose to attend community college, those factors often are key aspects of their decisions. Nonetheless, limited information exists that identifies which particular traits affect community college choice and how the background characteristics of…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Community Colleges, College Choice, College Attendance
Yousif, Wael K. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This causal and correlational study was designed to extend the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and to test its applicability to Valencia Community College (VCC) Engineering and Technology students as the target user group when investigating the factors influencing their decision to adopt and to utilize VMware as the target technology. In…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Intention
Griffin, Claudia M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The Hispanic population in the United States is the fastest growing ethnic group. It is also one of the least-educated and poorest groups and one of the least researched nationally. The purpose of the study was to identify the variables that affect the persistence of Hispanic college students who begin their postsecondary educations at community…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Community Colleges, College Attendance, Path Analysis
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