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Wilson, Steffen P.; Gore, Jonathan S.; Renfro, Amanda; Blake, Marion; Muncie, Eric; Treadway, Jodi – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
The purpose of the studies reported here was to test the hypothesis that college students from cultures that emphasize strong family ties experience familial tethering or a pull to remain connected to home, which then has negative consequences on the student's ability to connect to and succeed at the university. In Study 1, it was found that…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Family School Relationship, Correlation, Hypothesis Testing
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Davidson, J. Cody – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Mathematics is the most common subject area of remedial need and the majority of remedial math students never pass a college-level credit-bearing math class. The majorities of studies that investigate this phenomenon are conducted at community colleges and use some type of regression model; however, none have used a continuation ratio model. The…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Remedial Mathematics, Academic Persistence, Remedial Instruction
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Grillo, Michael C.; Leist, Cathy W. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
This study seeks to examine the relationship between the long-term use of academic support services such as tutoring, learning assistance, and supplemental instruction and retention to graduation. Little research has been devoted to the relationship between academic support and retention to graduation in both the literatures on retention and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Supplementary Education, Tutoring
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Jones, Willis A.; Braxton, John M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
College student retention has been and continues to be one of the most important issues facing the higher education community. Despite this importance, little is known about the type and methodological rigor of institutional efforts to increase student retention. This article presents the findings of a study which attempted to gain a clearer…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Dropout Research
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Perrine, Rose M.; Spain, Judith W. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2009
The present research was a two-year longitudinal study on the effects of a six-day, optional, pre-semester, freshman orientation program on academic credits earned, GPA and college retention. Regression analyses were used to remove the variance associated with other possible predictors of academic success (gender, age, race, developmental need,…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, School Holding Power
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Welsh, John F.; Petrosko, Joseph; Taylor, Hal – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2007
This study examines the impact of state-level educational reform in Kentucky on college student retention. By tracking the educational progress of students who graduated from high school in a large school district and who subsequently enrolled in a research university in the same metropolitan area, the study reveals that the accountability…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Research Universities, Metropolitan Areas, Information Systems