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Fenzel, L. Mickey; Patel, Shreya – 2002
This study tested a causal model of the prediction of the rate of occurrence of social and academic problems that results from college students' drinking. The model posited two pathways, one examining self-worth perceptions and symptoms of depression as mediators and one examining binge-drinking frequency as a mediator. Predictors included:…
Descriptors: Causal Models, College Students, Depression (Psychology), Drinking
Lichtenstein, Marsha – 2002
Most existing research suggests that financial aid has a positive effect on minority student persistence although there are few multivariate studies that analyze the benefits of financial aid to Hispanic undergraduates at four-year colleges. This study used path analysis to evaluate the strength of various predictors of student persistence,…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, High School Graduates, Higher Education
Bean, John P. – 1981
A causal model to explain student attrition was tested at a major midwestern land-grant university with a sample of 1,513 full-time, unmarried freshmen who were 21 years old or younger. The causal model was reduced from 23 to 10 variables: an intent variable, three attitudinal variables, and two each of organizational, personal, and environmental…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, College Environment, College Freshmen, Decision Making
Bean, John P. – 1981
A model of student attrition was synthesized from psychological, sociological, and educational sources, and contains six sets of variables: background, organizational, personal, environmental, attitudinal, and intent to leave. The model was tested with 1,909 full-time and unmarried university freshmen at a major midwestern university. The sample…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, College Environment, College Freshmen, Decision Making
Leicht, David J.; And Others – 1984
Path analysis was used to discover predictors of personality, school conduct, and distractibility-hyperactivity problems in this 4-year longitudinal study of 173 rural children. While previous studies had shown that children's behavior disorders are related to sex of child, family disruption, IQ, Bender-Gestalt Test scores, and socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Family Problems, Grade 1
Karsten, Mark; Zautra, Alex – 1981
Traditionally, measures of psychological symptomology have been employed as the most useful criteria for identifying needs in specific communities, including measures derived from clinical screening inventories. A path analytic model of the relationships among indicators of need was derived from a survey of 1495 residents from four catchment areas…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Community Characteristics, Demography, Individual Differences