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Iowa State University

Educational Administration and Supervision

Persistence

2011

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Linking Adult Learner Satisfaction With Retention: The Role Of Background Characteristics, Academic Characteristics, And Satisfaction Upon Retention, Karen Tjossem Anderson Jan 2011

Linking Adult Learner Satisfaction With Retention: The Role Of Background Characteristics, Academic Characteristics, And Satisfaction Upon Retention, Karen Tjossem Anderson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Adult students are an important and viable clientele for colleges and universities today. They provide additional tuition revenue, bring the richness and variety of their knowledge and life experience to the classroom, and present additional challenges and opportunities for institutions that choose to serve this group.

Adult learners have different characteristics than traditional students, which result in different enrollment patterns. Adult learner retention is often influenced by factors outside the institution, such as family and work commitments as well as financial considerations. Adult learners view education as a product to be consumed, and their satisfaction with the product influences their ...


Business Internships And Their Relationship With Retention, Academic Performance, And Degree Completion, Robert Bruce Walker Jan 2011

Business Internships And Their Relationship With Retention, Academic Performance, And Degree Completion, Robert Bruce Walker

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship between internships and grade point average, retention, and persistence to degree completion for business students in a private, not-for-profit, 4-year, liberal arts baccalaureate institution. Research has indicated benefits for students and schools involved in internship programs. Student retention and persistence has become an important measure of institutional efficiency. Student involvement, as well as academic and social integration, have been linked to increased retention and degree completion. A well-structured internship should increase student involvement and academic and social integration leading to increased retention, persistence, and degree completion. This study sought to ...


Earning College Credit In High School: Variables That Predict Persistence To The Second Year Of College, Brenda Caroline Buzynski Jan 2011

Earning College Credit In High School: Variables That Predict Persistence To The Second Year Of College, Brenda Caroline Buzynski

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This research examined positive and negative aspects of high school students earning college credit. Precollege characteristics--high school academic performance, college credit earned in high school, and academic performance during the first year of college--were analyzed to predict student persistence to the second year of college. Academic performance and persistence rate to the second year of college were compared between students who had and had not earned college credit in high school. Consistently, for each of the five years, the first-semester college mean GPA was always higher among students who had earned college credit in high school than that of students ...