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Research and evaluation

Higher Education and Teaching

1983

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Validating Measures Of Theoretical Constructs Useful In Examining College Persistence , Margaret Anna O'Toole Healy Jan 1983

Validating Measures Of Theoretical Constructs Useful In Examining College Persistence , Margaret Anna O'Toole Healy

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examined persistence in college using the model proposed by Spady (1970) and modified by Tinto (1975) in which students must be adequately regulated by the institution's values and goals in order to achieve goal commitment and must be adequately integrated into the social system of the institution in order to achieve institutional commitment. The purpose of this study was to develop reliable measures of the concepts, goal commitment and institutional commitment, and to validate them in terms of whether or not they are useful in identifying direct-from-high-school students who will or will not satisfactorily persist from the ...