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Hailu, Meseret F. – Comparative Education Review, 2022
In Ethiopia, broadening women's participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) higher education is an espoused priority of federal policy makers, as government leaders seek to boost infrastructure development and economic growth. Policies are intended to create more inclusive environments for women. Meanwhile, existing…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Differences, STEM Education, College Students
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Wingert, Jason R.; Jones, Jeffrey C.; Swoap, Robert A.; Wingert, Heather M. – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: With high rates of mental health concerns on college campuses, effective positive psychology interventions could greatly improve student well-being and academic outcomes. Participants: Working undergraduates (N = 52). Methods: This preliminary, randomized controlled trial investigated the effects of the 8-week Mindfulness-based…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Well Being, College Students, Mental Health
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Jarrett, Stephanie M. – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2020
In the United States, graduate education has become necessary to maintain a stable economy (Pascale, 2018). According to Torpey and Watson (2014), jobs requiring a master's degree or higher represent the fastest growing employment opportunities and are expected to increase by 18% by the year 2022. Despite this growing need for universities to…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Organizations, Academic Persistence
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Barnhardt, Cassie L.; Halilaj, Fatos; Bytyqi, Hysen; Stroup, Nicholas R. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2022
In the context of a new democracy, the success of Kosovo university students is crucial to improving the material conditions and long-term stability of the youth in the country. Using the burgeoning data infrastructure from the public higher education sector, this analysis utilizes a sample of 67,618 to examine college student persistence and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Educational Attainment, Academic Persistence
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Kovács, Klára – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2022
The goal of our survey has been to reveal the interrelation between students' doing sports and the subjective indicators of their persistence in their studies in Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine, Serbia, and Romania. In the neighboring countries, the students of ethnic Hungarian, minority institutions were involved in the research. The theoretical…
Descriptors: Athletics, Academic Persistence, Foreign Countries, International Studies
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Ellis, Jayme – Art Education, 2022
In this article, the author discusses the pedagogy she follows--the three-sentence curriculum of Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB): What do artists do? The child is the artist. The classroom is the child's studio. The author conducted a qualitative action research case study by following two cohorts of students into 2nd and 5th grade as they…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Persistence, Art Education, Student Behavior
Cyrus, Michelle Denise – ProQuest LLC, 2022
The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to explore how women veterans view the role of resilience in their ability to overcome barriers while earning a bachelor's degree at a four-year higher education institution. The theoretical foundation included Resilience Theory and the second model was Bean and Metzner's nontraditional…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Resilience (Psychology), Females, Veterans
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Yanarates, Erkan – Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 2022
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of teaching with animation on chemistry achievement and learning persistence on pre-service science teachers studying in the undergraduate program of science teaching. The quasi-experimental model, one of the quantitative research approaches, was used in the study. The pretest-posttest was…
Descriptors: Animation, Teaching Methods, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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McElderry, Jonathan A. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2022
The majority of research on Black males highlights the problems or barriers faced by this demographic due to the low retention and completion rates. A factor that is often not discussed when students enter college is their decision around initially declaring a major and its future impact on their persistence and college completion. This chapter…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Majors (Students), African American Students, Males
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Henderson, Heather L.; Bloodhart, Brittany; Adams, Amanda S.; Barnes, Rebecca T.; Burt, Melissa; Clinton, Sandra; Godfrey, Elaine; Pollack, Ilana; Fischer, Emily V.; Hernandez, Paul R. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2022
An abundance of literature has examined barriers to women's equitable representation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, with many studies demonstrating that STEM fields are not perceived to afford communal goals, a key component of women's interest in future careers. Using Goal Congruity Theory as a framework, we tested…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Longitudinal Studies, College Students, Females
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Denaro, Kameryn; Lo, Stanley M.; Holton, Amanda J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2021
A concurrent preparatory course was developed for a university-level general chemistry course to replace prerequisite classes and online exercises implemented in previous years. The concurrent preparatory course was structured with 3 h of active learning class time. Lecture content was delivered asynchronously online. Topics were chosen on the…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Students
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Wangrow, David B.; Rogers, Kristie; Saenz, Delia; Hom, Peter – Journal of Higher Education, 2022
Why do college students persist with their education, especially when facing challenges? We answer this question by exploring the complexities surrounding college student retention, using the organizational research lenses of job embeddedness, normative pressures, and the unfolding model of turnover. We first developed a college embeddedness scale…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Student Adjustment, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen
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Brown, Michael; Sowl, Stephanie; Steigleder, K. M. – Innovative Higher Education, 2022
It is estimated that over a third of college students switch majors at least once (Astorne-Figari & Speer, Economics of Education Review 70:75-93, 2019), but the impact of this switching behavior on students' pathways towards a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) degree are not well understood. In this study, using panel data from…
Descriptors: College Students, Majors (Students), STEM Education, Student Attitudes
Przybys, John – ProQuest LLC, 2022
One of the most complicated challenges facing higher education institutions focuses on their ability to recruit and retain quality students. This challenge takes on added significance for small, private liberal arts colleges and universities that receive little to no external funding from state governments. The recruitment and retention of first…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, School Holding Power, Athletes, Liberal Arts
Santana, Evelyn J. – ProQuest LLC, 2022
This Action Research with a survey component study examined the various obstacles that lead to minority student's lack of persistence and failure to graduate two and four year colleges and universities. Minority students have many obstacles that start at a very early age that prevent them from being academically competitive, and travel with them…
Descriptors: College Students, Minority Group Students, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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