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Walsh, Kelsey J.; Robinson Kurpius, Sharon E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Based on Tinto's model of academic persistence, this study explored background and personal factors that theoretically impact the academic persistence decisions of college freshmen. The factors studied were (a) parental educational attainment, (b) parental valuing of education, (c) high school grade point average, (d) residential status (on- vs.…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Academic Persistence, Parent Influence, Beliefs