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Watson, Aretha; Chen, Rong – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Although the existence of state-funded student support services programs dates to the 1960s, studies on how such programs play a role in student success are scarce. By utilizing unique institutional data and a comprehensive conceptual model integrating multiple theories, this study examines the relationship between the New Jersey educational…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Educational Finance, College Freshmen, Two Year College Students
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Di Maggio, Lily M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Previous empirical inquiry into study abroad has consistently shown that students who study abroad have higher graduation rates than students who do not study abroad. In the current study, it was theorized that study abroad increased students' perceptions of the college or university that they attended. Using data from the National Survey of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, College Students
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Todorova, Ralitsa – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
A college degree has been shown to decrease the income gap, but disadvantaged students are at a greater risk of dropping out of college. This study explores meaning-making of students in an educational opportunity program (EOP), the Search for Education Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK) in the City University of New York system. It is important to…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Opportunities, College Programs
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Simmons, Lamont D. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
In higher education, academic disparities exist between African American males and their gender and ethnic counterparts. Furthermore, many institutions struggle to promote African American male persistence beyond matriculation. This study provides insight into how a sample of undergraduate African American males was persisting at a predominantly…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Males, Academic Persistence
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Allaire, Franklin S. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This qualitative study explored the experiences of 10 Native Hawaiian members of Hawai'i's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) community to understand how they navigate their cultural and professional identities. This article explores one of the major themes--being first-generation college students--and the narrators'…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, STEM Education, Self Concept, Minority Group Students
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Zhang, Xihui; Gossett, Carol; Simpson, Jill; Davis, Ron – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Advising students for success in higher education has always been an important and challenging task. This becomes even more critical nowadays as most higher education institutions are trying to boost their enrollment and improve their retention so that they can be self-sufficient financially and sustainable economically. Research studies on…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Higher Education, Faculty Advisers, College Faculty
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Pratt, Ian S.; Harwood, Hunter B.; Cavazos, Jenel T.; Ditzfeld, Christopher P. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
The current project uses our university's new student survey to compare previously reported trends in first-generation college student (FGCS) retention with those found on our campus and discusses potential directions for future research and intervention programs. Consistent with previous research, our data showed that financial concerns were a…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, First Generation College Students, Student Financial Aid, Cultural Relevance
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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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Poole, Alex – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Research has shown that males often struggle with the demands of college, one of which involves comprehending academic texts. Many males, however, do understand course readings and are successful students. Unfortunately, little is known about how successful and struggling college males differ in their use of "reading strategies," the…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, College Freshmen, Males, Reading Comprehension
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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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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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Mettler, Jessica; Carsley, Dana; Joly, Mélanie; Heath, Nancy L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
The transition to university is a stressful period for young adults; however, there has been limited research examining the predictive role of dispositional mindfulness in supporting first-year students' adjustment to university. The current study sought to examine the relative contribution of gender, self-efficacy, perceived social support from…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Freshmen, Personality, Metacognition
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Kodama, Corinne M.; Han, Cheon-Woo; Moss, Tom; Myers, Brittany; Farruggia, Susan P. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
The present study examines the outcomes of a 5-week summer bridge writing program at a Midwestern, urban, public university designed to provide remedial instruction for incoming first-year college students, approximately 500 students annually for 7 years. Regression results showed that program participation was a positive, significant predictor on…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Writing Instruction, Urban Schools, Remedial Instruction
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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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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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