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Cambridge-Williams, Tiffany; Winsler, Adam; Kitsantas, Anastasia; Bernard, Elizabeth – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
Nationwide, almost a third of 1st-year college students do not return to begin their sophomore year, and the 5-year graduation rate for undergraduates is only around 40%. It is important for universities to implement interventions, such as freshman transition courses, to help new students adjust to college life and succeed, and it is critical that…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Living Learning Centers, School Holding Power, Self Efficacy
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Wheeler, Erin R.; Wischusen, Sheri M. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2014
The Louisiana State University Biology Intensive Orientation for Students (BIOS) Program has been found to be an effective retention initiative for freshman Biological Science majors (S. M. Wischusen, Wischusen, & Pomarico, 2010; S. M. Wischusen, Wischusen, W. E., 2007). Students who attended the five-day camp out-perform their non-participant…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Metacognition, Learning Strategies
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D'Lima, Gabrielle Maria; Winsler, Adam; Kitsantas, Anastasia – Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Critical ethnic and gender gaps exist in college retention and graduation rates. Early achievement motivation may play an important role in student persistence. A sample of undergraduates completed surveys tapping motivation at the beginning (n = 591) and end (n = 232) of their first semester in college. African American and Caucasian students…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Gender Differences, Undergraduate Students
Pickett, Shannon Dianne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Over the past 2 decades, the number of adult learners seeking an online education has dramatically increased, but student retention and degree completion rates for adult students are lower than those of other student populations. Research has shown that adult learners working full time achieve at higher levels than adult learners who are not…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Electronic Learning, Work Attitudes, Motivation
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Lodewyk, Ken R.; Pybus, Colin M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2013
Several studies have reported declining student enrolment rates in optional physical education. This study--incorporating constructs from social cognitive, self-determination, and body image theory--investigated factors that might be influential to this trend. Surveys were administered to 227 tenth-grade students from five schools in one school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, High Schools
Rush, Karen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Universities are challenged with finding ways to motivate the increasing number of diverse students so that the largest number of students can be expected to succeed. University success is measured by retention and graduation rates, which affect profit. A lack of academic motivation among increasingly diverse students influences student retention,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, College Students, Gender Differences
Ibrahim, Hamdi H. M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Students look for evidence of service quality when selecting a university to attend. Student dissatisfaction with the quality of service may reduce student motivation in online higher-education settings, and low levels of motivation may lead to inferior student performance and a persistently high dropout rate. The purpose of this quantitative,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learning Motivation, Higher Education, Dropout Rate
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Wibrowski, Connie R.; Matthews, Wendy K.; Kitsantas, Anastasia – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
The purpose of this longitudinal study was to assess the impact of the Skills Learning Support Program (SLSP) aimed to support entering first-generation college students' motivational beliefs, use of self-regulatory strategies, and academic achievement. The study included 137 students from ethnically diverse cultural backgrounds who were in need…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
Thompson, Amy S. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Bilingualism (Sanz, 2000), motivation (Pintrich, 1989), and language aptitude (Grigorenko, Sternberg, and Ehrman, 2000) are crucial individual differences that contribute to successful adult language learning. Since Gardner's (1985) seminal work on motivation, many studies have shown that motivation is dynamic and that it affects language…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Multilingualism, Learning Motivation, Discriminant Analysis