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Uy, Phitsamay S.; Kim, Sue J.; Khuon, Chrisna – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This study discusses the college and career readiness among full-time Southeast Asian American college students in a 4-year public university in New England. Our study consisted of surveys (n = 58) and focus groups (n = 35), of second-generation (born in the United States) or 1.5-generation (immigrated as a youth) college students. While our…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Asian American Students, Career Development
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Balzer Carr, Brandon; London, Rebecca A. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Learning Support Services at the University of California, Santa Cruz is intended to aid students--particularly those who are at highest risk of academic failure--to master the required material and succeed in their courses. It includes two primary components: modified supplemental instruction (MSI) and tutoring. This study uses data from…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Outcomes of Education, Student Experience, Tutoring
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Altermatt, Ellen Rydell – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Prior theory and research indicate that psychosocial contextual factors--including students' ability to establish and maintain satisfying relationships and interactions with peers--can play an important role in predicting college students' academic performance and persistence. The current study contributes to this literature by examining the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Peer Relationship, Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement
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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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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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Alschuler, Mari; Yarab, Jessica – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Student veterans face many challenges when transitioning to college. This two-phase study first examined their retention and persistence through the use of archival data at one Midwestern public university. Results indicated a 50% graduation rate, comparable to the national average and above that for nonveterans at the same university. The second,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Veterans, Prevention, Student Attrition
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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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Wachen, John; Pretlow, Joshua; Dixon, Karrie G. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Many students enter college without the skills and knowledge needed to successfully perform college-level work. An important leverage point for increasing college readiness is the transition from high school to college. One strategy implemented at postsecondary institutions to ease this transition, boost academic and social readiness, and foster…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Readiness, Transitional Programs, Summer Programs
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Xu, Yonghong Jade – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
In this study, an online survey was constructed based on the extant literature on college student success. The survey was used to collect data from a sample of college students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors in order to examine their learning experiences and to identify the factors that may influence their persistence…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Academic Persistence, Online Surveys
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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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Schmidt, Julia; Lockwood, Brian – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Of the few studies that have examined the effects of romantic relationships on academic performance, most have been concerned with adolescent students. This study analyzes a data set of more than 300 students at a midsized, private University in the northeast United States to determine if participating in a romantic relationship predicts grade…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average
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Thompson-Ebanks, Valerie – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
This qualitative study examines the experiences of former nontraditional-age students with depression and reasons that led them to leave college prematurely. Constant comparative methods were used to illuminate themes within and across participants' stories. The findings showcase eight complex interlocking factors that these former students…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Nontraditional Students, Depression (Psychology), Dropouts
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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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Boateng, Kwasi; Plopper, Bruce L.; Keith, David M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Previous research confirms that first-semester grade-point average (GPA) is related to college student persistence, retention, and graduation. Thus, it is important to identify factors related to enhancing first-semester GPA. In this study, researchers asked faculty and students in the disciplines of journalism, strategic communication or public…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Grade Point Average, Life Style, Rating Scales
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Grier-Reed, Tabitha; Arcinue, Ferdinand; Inman, Evetta – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Comparing retention rates for 91 Black women and 56 Black men who participated in the African American Student Network with 68 women and 36 men who were randomly selected from the population of Black undergraduates at a Midwestern university, we included an analysis of covariance to control for ACT score and first-term grade point average. Results…
Descriptors: Intervention, African American Students, School Holding Power, Undergraduate Students
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