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ERIC Number: EJ1201676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
The Role of Department Supports on Doctoral Completion and Time-to-Degree
Zhou, Enyu; Okahana, Hironao
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v20 n4 p511-529 Feb 2019
This study examined department supports that influence doctoral completion and time-to-degree among 5,001 doctoral programs at 212 universities in the United States. Multiple regression models were used to determine the relationships between financial support and academic support and doctoral retention and how these relationships vary across STEM and non-STEM fields. Analyzing the American National Research Council's data, we found that a department's financial support significantly predict doctoral completion and time-to-degree. However, no overarching relationship was found between department academic support and doctoral completion and time-to-degree. These findings provide a better understanding of how department supports are associated with doctoral student success. The article concludes with implications for theory, practice, and future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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