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Watanabe-Rose, Mari; Guy, G. Michael – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Much research has demonstrated an inverse relationship between appointment delay and one-shot appointment-keeping behavior. In the present study, we investigated whether such relationship is observed with recurrent behavior, such as class attendance and retention within a college course. When a 4-week remedial arithmetic course at an urban…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Tests, Scores
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Gibbons, Melinda M.; Rhinehart, Alessandra; Hardin, Erin – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This study explored the perceived barriers and supports related to college adjustment for first-generation college students at a large public university in the southeastern United States. Using social cognitive career theory as a framework, 15 college students participated in focus groups to discuss their adjustment to college and what they…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, First Generation College Students, Social Cognition, Career Development
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Zhou, Enyu; Okahana, Hironao – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This study examined department supports that influence doctoral completion and time-to-degree among 5,001 doctoral programs at 212 universities in the United States. Multiple regression models were used to determine the relationships between financial support and academic support and doctoral retention and how these relationships vary across STEM…
Descriptors: Role, Time to Degree, Prediction, Graduate Students
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Uy, Phitsamay S.; Kim, Sue J.; Khuon, Chrisna – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This study discusses the college and career readiness among full-time Southeast Asian American college students in a 4-year public university in New England. Our study consisted of surveys (n = 58) and focus groups (n = 35), of second-generation (born in the United States) or 1.5-generation (immigrated as a youth) college students. While our…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Asian American Students, Career Development
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Melendez, Mickey C. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
College student adjustment, success, and retention have been a focus of college administrators and student development professionals for decades. However, national college retention and graduation statistics are typically focused on full-time residential college populations. The purpose of the current study was to examine more closely the…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Place of Residence, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Rennar-Potacco, Donna; Orellana, Anymir; Chen, Peter; Salazar, Andres – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This article presents findings of a study conducted to determine the impact of academic support provided through videoconferencing on the academic outcomes of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics students enrolled in high-risk science courses in higher education. A quasi-experimental nonequivalent posttest only design was employed to…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Outcomes of Education, STEM Education, Synchronous Communication
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Zhang, Xihui; Gossett, Carol; Simpson, Jill; Davis, Ron – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Advising students for success in higher education has always been an important and challenging task. This becomes even more critical nowadays as most higher education institutions are trying to boost their enrollment and improve their retention so that they can be self-sufficient financially and sustainable economically. Research studies on…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Higher Education, Faculty Advisers, College Faculty
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Pratt, Ian S.; Harwood, Hunter B.; Cavazos, Jenel T.; Ditzfeld, Christopher P. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
The current project uses our university's new student survey to compare previously reported trends in first-generation college student (FGCS) retention with those found on our campus and discusses potential directions for future research and intervention programs. Consistent with previous research, our data showed that financial concerns were a…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, First Generation College Students, Student Financial Aid, Cultural Relevance
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Balzer Carr, Brandon; London, Rebecca A. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Learning Support Services at the University of California, Santa Cruz is intended to aid students--particularly those who are at highest risk of academic failure--to master the required material and succeed in their courses. It includes two primary components: modified supplemental instruction (MSI) and tutoring. This study uses data from…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Outcomes of Education, Student Experience, Tutoring
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Poole, Alex – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Research has shown that males often struggle with the demands of college, one of which involves comprehending academic texts. Many males, however, do understand course readings and are successful students. Unfortunately, little is known about how successful and struggling college males differ in their use of "reading strategies," the…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, College Freshmen, Males, Reading Comprehension
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Wade, Nathaniel L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Student success measurements for 4-year institutions of higher education are a topic of importance for numerous stakeholders including prospective and current students, parents, staff, faculty, administrators, governing boards, policymakers, and citizens. Common measures of student success are retention rates and 4- and 6-year graduation rates.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power, College Students
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Altermatt, Ellen Rydell – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Prior theory and research indicate that psychosocial contextual factors--including students' ability to establish and maintain satisfying relationships and interactions with peers--can play an important role in predicting college students' academic performance and persistence. The current study contributes to this literature by examining the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Peer Relationship, Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement
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Mettler, Jessica; Carsley, Dana; Joly, Mélanie; Heath, Nancy L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
The transition to university is a stressful period for young adults; however, there has been limited research examining the predictive role of dispositional mindfulness in supporting first-year students' adjustment to university. The current study sought to examine the relative contribution of gender, self-efficacy, perceived social support from…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Freshmen, Personality, Metacognition
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Lane, David J. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
This study investigated the effect of personal identity and social comparison on college graduation. First-year college students completed an online survey measuring exploration and commitment to personal identity and perceptions of the prototypical student. Those who perceived the typical student as favorable but dissimilar to themselves had the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Graduation, Self Concept, College Freshmen
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Terrazas-Carrillo, Elizabeth; Hong, Ji Y.; McWhirter, Paula T.; Robbins, Rockey; Pace, Terry M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
This study explored the impact of place-making activities on the persistence of graduate international students at an American university. Sixteen international graduate students over the age of 18, attending an American university and living in the community for at least 1 year, participated in an in-depth interview about their experiences of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Academic Persistence, Qualitative Research
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