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A Conceptual Model of Nontraditional Undergraduate Student Attrition

John P., Barbara S. Bean, Metzner

APA Citation

Bean, J. P., & Metzner, B. S. (1985). A conceptual model of nontraditional undergraduate student attrition. Review of educational Research, 55(4), 485-540.

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Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods: The search for meanings

Taylor, R. Steven, Bogdan

APA Citation

Steven, T., & Bogdan, R. (1984). Introduction to qualitative research methods: the search for meanings.

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Measuring the Quality of College Student Experiences: An account of the development and use of the college student experiences questionnaire

Robert Pace

APA Citation

Pace, C. R. (1984). Measuring the Quality of College Student Experiences. An Account of the Development and Use of the College Student Experiences Questionnaire.

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Students believed that they made the most progress in intellectual competencies and self-understanding.
Study focused on the quality of effort as a predictor of students' progress toward the attainment of important educational goals.
All of the activities are voluntary.
If you to go college and make the effort to use the facilities and opportunities it provides you can get a very good education.

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Social Psychological Aspects of Computer-Mediated Communication

Sara, Jane, Timothy Kiesler, Siegel, McGuire

APA Citation

Kiesler, S., Siegel, J., & McGuire, T. W. (1984). Social psychological aspects of computer mediated communication. American Psychologist, 39, 1123-1134.

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Student Involvement: A developmental theory for higher education

Alexander Astin

APA Citation

Astin, A. (1984). Student involvement: a developmental theory for higher education. Journal of College Student Personnel, 25, 297-308.

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Measuring the Quality of Student Effort

C.R. Pace

APA Citation

Pace, C. R. Measuring the quality of student effort. Current issues in higher education, 10-16.

Annotation

Noting that accountability for student success is a joint effort between students and the institution, this study looks at how students interact with facilities and academic resources in order to achieve. Using a 14-point scale that measures usage/engage with resources from the library and the classroom to residence halls and the student union, the researchers find that increased engagement correlates with increased academic progress. Likewise, they find that race and background characteristics . . . do not matter as much as effort spent studying or other agency-minded activities.

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Measuring Outcomes of College: Fifty Years of Findings and Recommendations for the Future

Robert C. Pace

APA Citation

Pace, C. R. (1979). Measuring Outcomes of College: Fifty Years of Findings and Recommendations for the Future. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

Annotation

This reader outlines a number of higher education studies, surveys, and findings from the early and mid-1900s. Organized in three sections, the first part looks at achievements during college (focusing on undergraduates) with the second part giving a review of alumni achievements. The former includes findings from state-wide (The Pennsylvania Study) and national surveys (GRE results, general education, CLEP). Alumni surveys include institutional, state, and national findings. Further, survey . . . results from liberal arts colleges are utilized. The section ends by comparing all studies noted as well as alumni surveys on their future. The last section gives a brief overview of institutions, with one chapter focused on self-studies and another chapter on comparing cross-institutional and inter- institutional studies.

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The Social Psychology of Telecommunications

John, Ederyn, Bruce Short, Williams, Christie

APA Citation

Short, J., Williams, E., & Christie, B. (1976). The Social Psychology of Telecommunications. London: John Wiley & Sons.

Annotation

This 1976 book explores telecommunitions in 10 chapters. The first chapter looks at issues and impacts of telecommunition, including how technologies impact communication, economic influences, energy and environmental impacts, and social organization and relationships.
The book continues by examining telecommunication impact models and a classification of communication episodes. It also looks at theoretical approaches to varying medias as well as conflicts within them. The book concludes by . . . discussing decisions to telecommunicate and the implications of the field.

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Dropout from Higher Education: A theoretical synthesis of recent research

Vincent Tinto

APA Citation

Tinto, V. (1975). Dropout from higher education: A theoretical synthesis of recent research. Review of educational research, 45(1), 89-125.

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