ERIC Number: EJ1193894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Noncognitive Factors and College Student Success
Farruggia, Susan P.; Han, Cheon-woo; Watson, Lakeshia; Moss, Thomas P.; Bottoms, Bette L.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v20 n3 p308-327 Nov 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 structural model had acceptable fit, with minor modifications. The direct effect on academic performance of academic mindset was strong, of academic perseverance was modest, and of time management was nonsignificant. Only participants' academic performance had a strong positive effect on retention. Few differences by ethnicity were found. As mindsets are amenable to change, with intervention programs showing promising effects, students with low scores should be targeted to receive support early in their college careers so they may succeed in college.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Student Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Race, Ethnic Groups, Models, Freshman Composition, Intervention, African American Students, White Students, Asian American Students, Pacific Islanders, Hispanic American Students, Correlation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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