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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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Fong, Carlton J.; Acee, Taylor W.; Weinstein, Claire Ellen – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Given low rates of student retention in community colleges, there has been growing interest in understanding characteristics that put students at-risk and that serve to buffer against academic difficulty. In particular, research on student success has focused on demographic predictors that are difficult to change, whereas motivational…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Goal Orientation
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Yu, Hongwei – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Student retention has garnered increased attentions in higher education. Drawing from various theoretical perspectives, researchers have developed multiple theoretical models to explain or predict student retention. Most models, however, were intended for traditional aged, full-time students at 4-year colleges or universities. The rapid growth of…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
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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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Latz, Amanda O. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 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…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Wood, J. Luke; Harris, Frank, III – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship (if any) between college selection factors and persistence for Black and Latino males in the community college. Using data derived from the Educational Longitudinal Study, backwards stepwise logistic regression models were developed for both groups. Findings are contextualized in light…
Descriptors: College Choice, Correlation, Academic Persistence, African American Students
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Hillstock, Laurie G.; Havice, Pamela A. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2014
This study explored pre- and post-admission characteristics of retained first-year students enrolled in non-proximal distance learning programs within public, 2-year colleges. Five pre-admission and six post-admission characteristics were explored. The sample for this study consisted of 197 first-year students enrolled in non-proximal distance…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Characteristics, School Holding Power, Distance Education
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Savage, Jeffrey S.; Smith, Albert B. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2008
This research examined degree completion through the lens of Snyder's hope theory (Snyder, 2000) in an effort to expand the research on student retention from Tinto's sociological theory to a theory that focuses on the psychological orientations that might help explain student success. The study focused on a sample of 443 master sergeants enrolled…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Persistence, Goal Orientation, Adult Students
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Craig, Alfred J.; Ward, Cynthia V. L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2008
Public community colleges were established to improve access to higher education. However, access for all often results in low student retention and in the loss of effort, time, and money for students and institutions. This institutional specific retention study, which examined student factors, both demographic and academic, and institutional…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, College Students, School Holding Power
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Hawley, Tamela H.; Harris, Tracy A. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2006
This study analyzed student characteristics that impact persistence among first-year students attending a large, metropolitan community college. The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshmen Survey was administered to first-time students during orientation. Factor analysis was used to classify students' personality and behavioral…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen, College Administration