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Brown, Chanda Denea – Online Submission, 2015
This study explored whether a predictive model of student loan default could be developed with data from an institution's three-year cohort default rate report. The study used borrower data provided by a large two-year community college. Independent variables under investigation included total undergraduate Stafford student loan debt, total number…
Descriptors: Models, Loan Default, Community Colleges, Undergraduate Students
Medina, Isabel – Online Submission, 2014
This applied dissertation was designed to identify the characteristics of students enrolled in a GED® preparation program who transitioned to postsecondary programs at the same institution after passing the GED® test. The characteristics studied included age; gender; ethnicity; prematriculation scores in reading, language, and math in the Test of…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Transitional Programs, College Students, Student Characteristics
Burkart, Edith Jenae – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of intensity of Facebook use and compare the effects of Facebook use with retention program participation on the engagement of college freshmen. The sample consisted of 141 freshmen at the University of West Florida (UWF). The participants were surveyed using questions from the National…
Descriptors: Social Networks, College Freshmen, Student Surveys, Statistical Analysis
Stock, Jason John – Online Submission, 2013
In this empirical study, teacher reported knowledge, use, preparation, and importance of higher-level thinking summative assessment questions were analyzed. This study was conducted using a survey distributed to seven Minnesota high schools that represented urban, suburban, and rural settings. Survey responses were cross tabulated with demographic…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Knowledge Level, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Critical Thinking
Lenz, Alan Stephen, Jr. – Online Submission, 2011
This study compared the effectiveness of the Wellness Model of Supervision (WELMS; Lenz & Smith, 2010) against other models of supervision for developing the wellness constructs, total personal wellness, and helping skills among CITs. Participants in were 44 masters level Caucasian counseling students (9 men) completing their practicum and…
Descriptors: Wellness, Supervision, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
Zayed, Jihan El-Sayed Ahmed – Online Submission, 2009
This study aimed at determining the effectiveness of using reflection in developing Tourism and Hospitality students' oracy in English. Two modes of reflection (i.e., "active reflection" and "proactive reflection") were used for developing two aspects of oracy: language awareness of some features of spoken language (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Tourism, Hospitality Occupations, English (Second Language), Language Skills