The Resource An exploration of factors affecting retention and persistence of undergraduate military veteran students at the University of Missouri, by Martha L. Pickens

An exploration of factors affecting retention and persistence of undergraduate military veteran students at the University of Missouri, by Martha L. Pickens

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An exploration of factors affecting retention and persistence of undergraduate military veteran students at the University of Missouri
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An exploration of factors affecting retention and persistence of undergraduate military veteran students at the University of Missouri
Statement of responsibility
by Martha L. Pickens
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Language
eng
Summary
Using the retention and persistence theories of Tinto and Bean as a framework, this qualitative multi-case study analyzed the personal and institutional factors that are assisting and impeding the persistence efforts of four undergraduate military veteran students at a large Midwestern university. Results indicate that all four students found the college experience to be much more difficult than they anticipated. Lack of preparation in high school, time away from the classroom, advances in technology, and a struggle to balance academic and other obligations were all cited as challenges. The personal development each student gained through military service was cited as making a positive difference in the college experience. The students' goal orientation also had a great impact on their persistence. Sources of support included campus resources for veterans, and family, friends and mentors
Cataloging source
MUU
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Pickens, Martha L
Degree
M.A.
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Thesis
Dissertation year
2013.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Bergin, David Allen
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An exploration of factors affecting retention and persistence of undergraduate military veteran students at the University of Missouri, by Martha L. Pickens
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  • "December 2013."
  • "A Thesis presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri--Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts."
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. David Bergin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-118)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
898886795
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 118 pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustration
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)898886795
Label
An exploration of factors affecting retention and persistence of undergraduate military veteran students at the University of Missouri, by Martha L. Pickens
Publication
Note
  • "December 2013."
  • "A Thesis presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri--Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts."
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. David Bergin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-118)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
898886795
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 118 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustration
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)898886795

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