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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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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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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
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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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Varner, Kendra; Mey, Leann; Mentzel, Tammy; Glazer, Greer; Tobias, Barbara; Seiple, Tom – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
In February 2015, the Urban Universities for HEALTH (Health Equity Alignment through Leadership and Transformation of the Health Workforce) learning collaborative site team at the University of Cincinnati held focus groups seeking to understand the contributing factors of underrepresented minority students' decision to study within the Academic…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Health Services, Student Recruitment
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Xu, Yonghong Jade; Webber, Karen L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Theoretically grounded in Tinto's model of retention and Braxton and colleagues' revisions , this study is designed to examine the applicability of the integration model to students of different racial backgrounds. Results from a sample of full-time undergraduate students at a research-extensive university suggest that (a) academic and social…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Student Diversity
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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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Hamman, Karen J. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Institutions of higher education invest a lot of resources into supporting and retaining students, and most colleges and universities offer systems of support for students who struggle academically in the form of support programs for students on academic probation. This study aimed to determine the demographic factors that potentially contribute…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Probation, College Freshmen, Grade Point Average
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Taylor, Donnalee B.; Harrison, Glenn J. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
The James Cook University (JCU) Biomedical Science students struggle with their first year and "second-choice-syndrome" as evidenced by high inter-degree transfer rates and low primary degree completions despite the cohort having high subject or unit grade point averages. This project evaluated the impact of two extracurricular support…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, School Holding Power, Foreign Countries, Academic Persistence
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Lake, Erinn D.; Koper, Jordan; Balayan, Ariana; Lynch, Lian – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
The purpose of this article is to examine student retention rates and graduation among a doctoral program at a Mid-Atlantic institution. This qualitative study found that faculty encouragement, self-motivation, the cohort model, and the structure of this program contributed to its success. The authors recommend a universal model of retention, as…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Qualitative Research
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Williams, Michael Steven; Burnett, Tiffany Jeanette Brown; Carroll, Talia Kay; Harris, Cameron J. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
This study utilizes a critical race theory framework to explore the ways race and gender influence Black doctoral students' socialization experiences. Themes about the varied roles and identities of important socialization agents emerged from the data. Managing expectations, engaging in help-seeking behavior, and developing fulfilling mentoring…
Descriptors: Mentors, Critical Theory, Race, Socialization
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Biddix, J. Patrick; Singer, Kaitlin I.; Aslinger, Emilie – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
This study examines the impact of joining a National Panhellenic Conference sorority on first-year retention. We compiled and analyzed data for first-year sorority members from 86 chapters using institutional records at sixteen 4-year colleges and universities. A total of 4,243 cases comprised the data set, which included records for 2,104 members…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, School Holding Power, Sororities, Group Membership
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Coco, Joshua Christian – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
The purpose of the study was to investigate the strategies that university leaders implemented to improve retention of displaced students in the aftermaths of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The universities that participated in this study admitted displaced students after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This study utilized a qualitative…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Relocation
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Flanders, Gordon R. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
This study measured the rate of retention to the second semester among first-time, full-time freshman college students who attempted a gateway course within their declared major during their first semester of college compared with students who declared a major, completed a course, but not the gateway course in their major and students who did not…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, College Freshmen, Courses, Academic Achievement
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Sulak, Tracey N.; Massey, Jennifer; Thomson, David – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Universities struggle to raise retention rates among first-year students. Traditional analyses have not only focused on large-scale issues and addressed the needs of the majority but also done little to change overall retention numbers. The current study demonstrates the benefit of using a person-centered approach to retention research. Latent…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, School Holding Power, College Freshmen, Private Colleges
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