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Acee, Taylor W.; Hoff, Meagan A.; Flaggs, Darolyn A.; Sylvester, Breana – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2023
The authors examined three motivational factors (first-year grade expectations, present-focused time perspective, and future-focused time perspective) as predictors of achievement and retention outcomes for students (N = 844) in their first semester at a predominately Hispanic-serving community college, accounting for student background…
Descriptors: Community College Students, Expectation, Time Perspective, Student Motivation
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Bumbacco, Carly; Scharfe, Elaine – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2023
Despite considerable evidence that attachment theory is a valuable framework for understanding educational outcomes, associations between attachment representations, academic burnout, engagement, and drop-out have been largely overlooked. In this study, 290 first-year post-secondary students completed attachment, academic burnout, and academic…
Descriptors: Burnout, Dropouts, College Students, Learner Engagement
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Huo, Huade; Cui, Jiashan; Hein, Sarah; Padgett, Zoe; Ossolinski, Mark; Raim, Ruth; Zhang, Jijun – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2023
Student attrition represents one of the greatest challenges facing U.S. postsecondary institutions. Approximately 40 percent of students seeking a bachelor's degree do not graduate within 6 years; among nontraditional students, who make up half of the undergraduate population, dropout rates are even higher. In this study, we developed a machine…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Postsecondary Education, Nontraditional Students, Dropout Rate
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Jackson, Zachary A.; Harvey, I. Shevon; Sherman, Ledric D. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2023
Data from the Healthy Mind Study were analyzed using hierarchical multiple regression analyses to determine the role of discriminatory experience in students' confidence in their ability to persist through graduation, controlling for age, extracurricular activity participation, housing, years in their degree program, and their sense of belonging.…
Descriptors: Racial Discrimination, Racism, Sense of Community, College Students
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Collier, Daniel A.; McMullen, Isabel – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2023
This exploratory, descriptive study examined trends associated with Kalamazoo Promise (KPromise) student stop out, reenrollment, and persistence to a credential upon reenrollment. For the 2006-2017 cohorts, 78% were retained from first to second year. Inferential models suggested that first-year stop out was mainly correlated to students' high…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Stopouts, Reentry Students, Academic Persistence
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Greer, Christiaan; Chi, Cheng; Hylton-Patterson, Nicole – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2023
This longitudinal study evaluated the efficacy of a summer bridge program (SBP) and other support services on college graduation rates at a small liberal arts school in Purchase, NY. Financially disadvantaged students (n = 136) receiving a scholarship and a summer bridge curriculum within the Manhattanville Achievement Program were compared to…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, College Programs, Graduation Rate, Undergraduate Students
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Lee, Grace Y.; Fletcher, Anne C. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2023
First-year college students (N = 384) self-reported parental support, emotional detachment from parents, and college adjustment. Higher levels of parental social support were associated with greater academic adjustment, social adjustment, and institutional attachment. Higher levels of emotional detachment were associated with greater institutional…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Student Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, College Freshmen
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McTier, Terrence S., Jr.; Smith, Chelsea T.; Smith, Gabrielle; Hodges, Ariel; Bah, Samba – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2023
There are major assumptions that housing opportunities in higher education are equally accessible and available to all students. However, these accessible housing opportunities are not available to current and prospective students who possess a criminal record. Many college students with criminal records are deemed ineligible for adequate housing…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Full Time Students, Criminals, Barriers
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Gál, Éva; Tóth-Király, István; Szamosközi, István; Orosz, Gábor – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2023
The present research, by using cross-sectional (Study 1, N = 413) and daily diary methods (Study 2, N = 95) aimed to investigate the way intelligence mindset influences students' self-esteem and emotional experiences when they are confronting academic adversities (i.e., failures and difficulties). Although fixed intelligence mindset showed no…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Self Esteem, Correlation, Emotional Response
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Kural, Ayse I.; Özyurt, Berrin – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2023
In the current study, we examine the novel hypothesis that perceived stress is a mechanism through which the relationship between attachment orientations and university adjustment can be explained. Present study explored both attachment orientations and perceived stress regarding adjustment; and perceived stress as mediator for the relationship…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Attachment Behavior, Security (Psychology)
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Love, Kevin G.; Stemer, Alexander P. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2022
Organizational commitment to the university of student-athlete and nonstudent-athlete undergraduate college students was measured by modifying an established measure of affective, continuance, and normative commitment. Student-athletes reported significantly higher levels of overall organizational commitment as well as both affective and normative…
Descriptors: Student College Relationship, Student Athletes, Undergraduate Students, Differences
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Spight, David B. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2022
Increasing graduation rates continues to be a high priority for administrators at many institutions of higher education. With longitudinal data from a large research university in the Western United States, the purpose of this study was to examine the potential relationship between matriculating with or without a major declared and degree…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Decision Making, Undergraduate Students, Full Time Students
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Zhang, Yi Leaf – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2022
Guided by the notion of academic momentum, this study drew data from longitudinal transcript records at a large public 4-year research university and examined factors that specifically contribute to community college transfer students' academic momentum. It also explored how early academic momentum along with students' sociodemographic…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, STEM Education, Educational Attainment
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Allaire, Franklin S. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2022
Research shows that undergraduate students' achievement emotions are critical in determining motivation and success in higher education. This article reports on the results of a pilot study using the Achievement Emotions Questionnaire involving 10 (n = 10) mostly ethnic minority undergraduates at an urban 4-year university. In general, findings…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Emotional Response, Positive Attitudes
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Ertem, Hasan Yücel; Gokalp, Gokce – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2022
Students in graduate education have a desire to hold a degree because of contributions of graduate education such as opportunity to become faculty member, professional development, and promotion. Despite these benefits of graduate education, there are students who do not persist on gaining a graduate degree. This study aims to develop and test a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attrition, Dropout Characteristics, Academic Persistence
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