The Resource Relationship between participation in a residentially-based freshman interest group and degree attainment, by Andrew K. Beckett, (electronic resource)

Relationship between participation in a residentially-based freshman interest group and degree attainment, by Andrew K. Beckett, (electronic resource)

Label
Relationship between participation in a residentially-based freshman interest group and degree attainment
Title
Relationship between participation in a residentially-based freshman interest group and degree attainment
Statement of responsibility
by Andrew K. Beckett
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Informed by the Tinto's (1993) model of institutional departure and Astin's (1993) input-environment-output model and concept of involvement, this dissertation reports the findings of a secondary data-analysis examining the degree attainment of undergraduates who participated in a residentially-based Freshman Interest Group (FIG) at a selective research institution in the Midwest. Using logistic regression to control for the entering academic ability, ethnicity, gender, initial academic major, and parental income of entering first-time college students, the researcher found that students who participated in a FIG were more likely to earn a baccalaureate degree and graduate within 4 years. Furthermore, the effect size associated with FIG participation was significantly greater for lower income and lower ability students compared to the general population. Based on these findings, the researcher suggested that institutions would be well-served to create similar learning environments for students who have historically been considered "at-risk."
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beckett, Andrew K.
Dissertation year
2006.
Granting institution
Thesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rosser, Vicki J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Degrees, Academic
  • College freshmen
  • Learning strategies
  • College student development programs
Target audience
specialized
Label
Relationship between participation in a residentially-based freshman interest group and degree attainment, by Andrew K. Beckett, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on July 31, 2007)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
160047758
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)160047758
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Relationship between participation in a residentially-based freshman interest group and degree attainment, by Andrew K. Beckett, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on July 31, 2007)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
160047758
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)160047758
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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