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Lin, Ching-Hui; Borden, Victor M. H.; Chen, Jyun-Hong – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2020
Despite concerted efforts to increase participation in advanced placement (AP) and dual credit (DC) programs, their efficacy remains unexplored. Drawing upon St. John's model as the conceptual framework, this study employed a discrete-time event history analysis to examine the interplay between forms of financial aid and persistence toward degree…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Academic Persistence, Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement
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D'Amico Guthrie, Deanna; Fruiht, Veronica – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2020
The psychological construct of hope, characterized by goal-directed thinking rooted in personal agency and the ability to develop pathways to achieve goals, has long been demonstrated to predict academic success. A sample of 994 undergraduates participated in this study to better understand the role of hope and on-campus social support in…
Descriptors: On Campus Students, Social Support Groups, Predictor Variables, Academic Persistence
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Chen, Yu; Upah, Sylvester – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2020
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics student success is an important topic in higher education research. Recently, the use of data analytics in higher education administration has gain popularity. However, very few studies have examined how data analytics may influence Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics student success.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Advising, Data Analysis, Majors (Students)
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Jeffords, Jaimie R.; Bayly, Benjamin L.; Bumpus, Matthew F.; Hill, Laura G. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2020
For many, college is a period of transition, marked with acute stress, threats to success, and decreases in self-efficacy. For certain groups of students, the risk of these poor outcomes is elevated. In this study, 348 students from a large residential university in the western United States were surveyed to understand the role of psychological…
Descriptors: College Students, Psychological Patterns, Self Efficacy, Disproportionate Representation
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Tucker, Leslie; McKnight, Oscar – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This study assessed the feasibility of using precollege success indicators to identify at-risk students at a large 4-year public research university in the Midwest. Retention data from students who participated in an established student success program were examined. The findings affirm that the initial admissions assessment identifying at-risk…
Descriptors: Validity, Academic Achievement, College Students, At Risk Students
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Farruggia, Susan P.; Han, Cheon-woo; Watson, Lakeshia; Moss, Thomas P.; Bottoms, Bette L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Farrington and colleagues developed a model that contends that academic mindsets, academic perseverance, learning strategies, social skills, and academic behaviors affect academic success. This study tests a modified version of this model with first-year students (n = 1,603) at a large, ethnically diverse, urban university. The hypothesized…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
Sanchez, Jafeth E.; Lowman, Jennifer L.; Hill, Kathleen A. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Given the major investment in the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant, rising postsecondary access, trends in poor persistence and retention rates, and the ongoing accountability measures in higher education, it is critical to examine factors related to postsecondary performance and persistence of GEAR…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Undergraduate Study
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Heller, Monica L.; Cassady, Jerrell C. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
The current study explored the differential influences that behavioral learning strategies (i.e., cognitive-metacognitive, resource management), motivational profiles, and academic anxiety appraisals have on college-level learners in two unique learning contexts. Using multivariate analysis of variance and discriminant analysis, the study first…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Students, Universities
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DeLaRosby, Hal R. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Academic advising satisfaction is highly correlated with retention in higher education. Thriving Quotient survey responses were collected from undergraduate students at a private, liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest. Using a multiple regression analysis, this study examined what "student characteristics" and "collegiate…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Academic Advising, School Holding Power, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Gershenfeld, Susan; Hood, Denice Ward; Zhan, Min – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Academic performance is a primary predictor of college graduation, yet few studies have examined one of the earliest indicators of academic performance--first-semester grade point average (GPA). Given the considerable public and private investment in ensuring access for underrepresented students, a focus on the role of first-semester GPA for these…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, Predictor Variables, Graduation Rate
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Kopp, Jason P.; Shaw, Emily J. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Retention research rarely differentiates between students dismissed from an institution for poor academic performance versus students leaving by choice. As a proxy for studying academic dismissal, this study investigated differences between students leaving college in academic jeopardy after the first year (<2.00 grade point average) and those…
Descriptors: Dropouts, College Students, Academic Achievement, School Holding Power
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Gaultney, Jane F. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
The present study used a validated survey to assess freshmen college students' sleep patterns and risk for sleep disorders and then examined associations with retention and grade point average (GPA) over a 3-year period. Students at risk for a sleep disorder were more likely to leave the institution over the 3-year period, although this…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Sleep, Academic Achievement, School Holding Power
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Kerby, Molly B. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
Theoretical models designed to predict whether students will persist or not have been valuable tools for retention efforts relative to the creation of services in academic and student affairs. Some of the early models attempted to explain and measure factors in the "college dropout process." For example, in his seminal work, Tinto…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Models, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Conway, James M.; DiPlacido, Joanne – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
This study focused on first-semester college students, investigating (a) indirect effects of aggregate alcohol use on grade point average (GPA) through academic effort (skipping class and time on schoolwork) and (b) daily effects of alcohol use on reduced effort. Eighty students reported daily alcohol use and academic effort (skipping class and…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, College Students
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Soria, Krista M.; Stubblefield, Robin – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
This goal of this study was to examine the benefits of a campus-wide initiative to build first-year students' strengths awareness. The results of a survey of the first-year class (n?=?1,421) suggest a positive and significant relationship between students' strengths awareness and their belief that the strengths initiatives on campus positively…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Group Membership, Interpersonal Relationship
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