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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
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
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Lowe, Sarah R.; Chan, Christian S.; Rhodes, Jean E. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: In this study, we examined the influence of pre-disaster perceived social support on post-disaster psychological distress among survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Method: Participants (N = 386) were low-income mothers between 18 and 34 years of age at baseline (M = 26.4, SD = 4.43). The majority (84.8%) was African American; 10.4%…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Natural Disasters, Mothers, Low Income