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ERIC Number: EJ1206948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1812-9129
Caring about Success: Students' Perceptions of Professors' Caring Matters More than Grit
Buskirk-Cohen, Allison A.; Plants, Aria
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v31 n1 p108-114 2019
Retention in higher education has become an important area of focus in recent years; however, much of the research has been conducted on large, research-intensive universities, leading to questions of whether these findings apply to institutions with different characteristics. In the current study, forty four students at a small, teaching-focused university completed self-report measures on their academic success (performance and commitment), sense of belonging, and grit. Participants were classified as belonging to one of four groups: HPHC (high performing, high commitment), HPLC (high performing, low commitment), LPHC (low performing, high commitment), or LPLC (low performing, low commitment). ANOVAs and post-hoc tests revealed that LPLC students were significantly lower than all other groups on self-reported professors' pedagogical caring. Interestingly, no group differences emerged for grit, social acceptance, or global university belonging. Implications for prevention and intervention programs are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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