ERIC Number: EJ635271
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Understanding the Organizational Nature of Student Persistence: Empirically-based Recommendations for Practice.
Berger, Joseph B.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v3 n1 p3-21 2001-2002
Builds on the assumption that colleges and universities are organizations and subsequently that the organizational perspective provides important insights for improving retention on campuses. A review of existing organizational studies of undergraduate persistence serves as the basis for ten empirically-based recommendations for practice that are designed to help campus leaders improve the effectiveness of retention efforts on campus. (Author/EV)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Environment, College Students, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Higher Education, Organizational Theories, School Holding Power, Student Adjustment, Student Attrition, Student College Relationship, Theory Practice Relationship, Withdrawal (Education)
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Note: Special issue titled "Using Theory and Research To Improve College Student Retention," edited by John M. Braxton.