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ERIC Number: EJ1012814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0935
Role of Early Family Configuration and Hours Worked on Student Success in Two-Year Colleges
Boswell, Robert A.; Passmore, David L.
Community College Enterprise, v19 n1 p9-18 Spr 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine factors that influence student success in two-year colleges, community colleges, or junior colleges. In determining the purpose of the study, a research framework is established to review the relationships between student success and biological children, marriage/co-habitation, early family configuration, and hours worked using the data from 2007 and 2008. Student success was defined as whether NLSY97 respondents reported leaving school due to receiving a degree, completing coursework, or graduating. Biological children refer to the respondents reporting having biological children. Marriage/cohabitation reflects reports of being married or cohabitating. Early family configuration in this study refers to the nature of the relationship of parent figures/guardians in the household to the NLSY97 respondent at age 12. Hours worked indicates total hours worked at employment or self-employment type jobs. The significance of this study is to examine factors other than academic factors that may influence student success. A logistic regression analysis did not reveal any relationship of student success with biological children, marriage/cohabitation, early family configuration, and hours worked. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A