ERIC Number: EJ1076293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Understanding Community College Student Persistence through Photovoice: An Emergent Model
Latz, Amanda O.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v16 n4 p487-509 Feb 2015
Because it has been noted that a more educated workforce is necessary to meet the demands of the future workplace, community colleges have experienced significant pressures to generate more graduates. High instances of attrition and low rates of credential obtainment among students, however, have historically been tenuous issues for community colleges. The purpose of this article is to put forward, in the form of a constructivist grounded theory, a model of community college student persistence based on the findings from a photovoice project aimed at understanding the educational lives of community college students. The Emergent Model of Community College Student Persistence has the potential to assist community college faculty, administrators, policy makers, and other stakeholders understand student persistence decisions.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Photography, Social Action, Constructivism (Learning), Grounded Theory, Student Experience, Models, Socialization, Social Integration, Academic Achievement, Success, Teacher Student Relationship, Class Size, Interpersonal Relationship, Educational Environment, Writing Skills, Skill Development, Learner Engagement, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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