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Community College Counseling: Present Realities; Perspectives For The Future , Linda M. Peterson Jan 2002

Community College Counseling: Present Realities; Perspectives For The Future , Linda M. Peterson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The point of entry into higher education for approximately half of all students is America's community colleges. Community colleges provide access to higher education to students who are extremely diverse in their educational preparation and personal backgrounds. Student services administrators and counselors agree that today's students are more in need of counseling services than ever before. At the same time, counseling positions are being decreased or even eliminated in all sectors of education. Counselors are on the front lines of providing critical services to under prepared or high-risk students. If the current trend continues, many high-risk students may ...


The Use Of Merit-Index Measures To Predict Between-Year Retention Of Undergraduate College Students , Robert Dean Reason Jan 2001

The Use Of Merit-Index Measures To Predict Between-Year Retention Of Undergraduate College Students , Robert Dean Reason

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The study examined the efficacy of three independent variables (ACT, ACT-index, and SAT-index) in predicting the first-to-second-year retention of undergraduate college students. The data were gathered by, and obtained from, ACT, Inc. and represented all students who sat for the ACT Assessment during the 1999 test administration period and whose higher education institution participated in a retention study conducted by ACT, Inc. A large sample size (n = 39,216), composed of approximately equal representation of retained and not retained students, was selected from an original database of 87,915 cases.;The primary purpose of this inquiry was to determine if ...


Iowa's Community College Transfer Students, 1996-2000: Demographics, Graduation, And Retention Rates , Ann Marie Fields Jan 2001

Iowa's Community College Transfer Students, 1996-2000: Demographics, Graduation, And Retention Rates , Ann Marie Fields

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study compares Iowa community college (CC) transfer students who transferred to one of Iowa's three Regent universities in the fall of 1996 to students who started at one of the Iowa Regent universities in 1994 and who were still attending such university in the fall of 1996 (referred to as non-transfer, or NT, students). In previous educational literature, these students have been referred to as "native" students. To be culturally sensitive, this study identifies these students as "non-transfer students" or NT students. Demographic comparisons are made according to age, gender, ACT scores, and the number of credits either ...


In Their Own Words, "The Impact Of A Freshman Seminar", Kari Ann Ditsworth Jan 1998

In Their Own Words, "The Impact Of A Freshman Seminar", Kari Ann Ditsworth

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Freshman seminars are courses designed to help first year students make the transition from high school to college and help them succeed in the classroom. In 1996, a retention-based program was developed to assist a group of freshman scholarship winners at Iowa State University. The purpose of this study was to describe how attending the Hixson Scholars Seminar: University 111 impacted the students' freshman year experience. Three focus group interviews were conducted with seven seminar participants invited to attend each session. In-depth, detailed descriptions obtained using qualitative methods helped the researcher accurately describe the seminar participants' experiences.;The study addressed ...


Recommendations For The Academic Preparation Of Professional Academic Advisors, Jennifer L. Stacy Jan 1996

Recommendations For The Academic Preparation Of Professional Academic Advisors, Jennifer L. Stacy

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Bringing Theory And Practice Together In The Crosscultural Preparation Of Newly Arrived International Students: An Integrated Program Model , Maria Luiza De Melo Dreasher Jan 1993

Bringing Theory And Practice Together In The Crosscultural Preparation Of Newly Arrived International Students: An Integrated Program Model , Maria Luiza De Melo Dreasher

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The literature shows that, in general, practitioners in the field of crosscultural preparation are more willing to experiment with new program ideas than they are to identify the conceptual and theoretical foundations of their practice. In other words, those in charge of designing crosscultural preparation programs are doing so without the proper consideration of the theories that should support the program design process, thereby compromising the potential effectiveness of such programs. This study attempts to narrow this gap between theory and practice by proposing a program model for the orientation and training of newly arrived international students, which is called ...


International Undergraduate Student Adjustment In A Community As A Function Of Motivation, Self-Esteem, Interpersonal Relationships, Participation In Activities, And English Language Skills , Mary Felicity Barratt Jan 1993

International Undergraduate Student Adjustment In A Community As A Function Of Motivation, Self-Esteem, Interpersonal Relationships, Participation In Activities, And English Language Skills , Mary Felicity Barratt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the relationships among several variables and the adjustment of international undergraduate students at Iowa State University to the community in which the university is located. Mail surveys were sent to international undergraduates who had been enrolled at Iowa State University for one year or more, and 170 usable surveys were returned;Findings supported certain of the hypotheses. Specifically, adjustment, as measured the evaluation of the experience with the people of community, is positively related to interpersonal relationships with Americans, written and oral/aural English language skills, and region of origin. Adjustment, as measured by the evaluation of ...


Academic Advising: A Comparative Analysis Of National Norms In Public Community Colleges And In The League For Innovation In The Community College , Dava Paulette James Jan 1992

Academic Advising: A Comparative Analysis Of National Norms In Public Community Colleges And In The League For Innovation In The Community College , Dava Paulette James

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The focus of this study was the identification and analysis of academic advising model components and trends in public community colleges and in the League for Innovation in the Community College, a national, nonprofit, educational consortium of progressive community colleges. The results of a 1987 American College Testing national survey and the results of a 1992 survey of League for Innovation members were utilized. Based on these data, academic advising delivery systems were analyzed and reviewed for the purpose of identifying the components of quality advising programs in community colleges;The study elicited answers to the following research questions: (1 ...


The Relationship Between Interest In Teaching As A Career Choice And Perceptions Of School/Classroom Environment Of 7th And 8th Grade Students , Raymond Eng Wong Jan 1992

The Relationship Between Interest In Teaching As A Career Choice And Perceptions Of School/Classroom Environment Of 7th And 8th Grade Students , Raymond Eng Wong

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The teaching profession is being confronted with changing demographics: an increase in the number of students of color and a decrease in the number of teachers of color. The study examines the possibility of a relationship between interest in teaching as a career choice and perception of school/classroom environment of 7th and 8th grade students. Seventh and eighth grade students are an appropriate group for the study as they are in the process of developing career options. Also, students have experienced the school/classroom environment for most of their lives and have developed impressions of schooling and the teaching ...


Factors That Contribute To Black Students Retention And Graduation At Iowa State University , Elaine Patterson Walker Jan 1992

Factors That Contribute To Black Students Retention And Graduation At Iowa State University , Elaine Patterson Walker

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the retention and graduation rates for 125 black students who had enrolled as freshmen at Iowa State University in 1984. The study examined student history data from the university's data base and information on the college experience at Iowa State, based on telephone interviews with 95 former students. The study identified factors associated with black students who graduated and those who withdrew from Iowa State University;Information obtained from the Iowa State University data base determined that black students who graduated had higher ACT scores, high school rank, and grade point ...


A Comparative Analysis Of Pre-Collegiate Students' College Preparation Determined By Academic Achievement, Achievement Test Performance, And Learning Style Preference , Bobby James Beavers Jan 1992

A Comparative Analysis Of Pre-Collegiate Students' College Preparation Determined By Academic Achievement, Achievement Test Performance, And Learning Style Preference , Bobby James Beavers

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The main purpose of the study was to examine the relationships among demographic characteristics, standardized achievement test performance, academic performance in college preparatory courses, and learning style preference of economically and educationally disadvantaged students;The data were collected from 804 high school students in grades 9-12 from eight Upward Bound programs located in the midwest, south, and southwest. Six achievement tests, one learning style inventory, and one study habit survey was utilized to report data along with students' high school grade reports;The research design utilized the ex post facto research design--General Linear Models Procedure (GLM), correlational analysis, analysis of ...


An Investigation Of The Academic Preparation And Performance Of Student-Athletes At Iowa State University , Gary Irving Wade Jan 1992

An Investigation Of The Academic Preparation And Performance Of Student-Athletes At Iowa State University , Gary Irving Wade

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate and describe student-athletes' preparation for and performance in college. Additionally, the study sought to reflect upon the role of the individual institution in support of the student-athlete's pursuit of higher education. Student-athletes from all intercollegiate athletic sport teams entering Iowa State University in the fall terms of 1981 and 1982 were matched to non-athletes by entry date and race;Hypotheses were tested for significant differences (p ≥.05) in the areas of (1) academic preparation (high school rank and American College Testing composite score), (2) academic success (graduation rate and terms to ...


Alcohol/Drug Testing And Employee Assistance Programs As They Affect Candidates At The Iowa Regents Universities In The Job Search Process , Sally Lee Walker Hinders Jan 1991

Alcohol/Drug Testing And Employee Assistance Programs As They Affect Candidates At The Iowa Regents Universities In The Job Search Process , Sally Lee Walker Hinders

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore differences in attitudes among employers with regards to twenty EAP components specifically geared toward alcohol and drug abuse; to explore differences in attitudes among pre-employment drug testing and drug testing within the work place; and to identify characteristics conducive to successful EAPs. The survey used to obtain this information was developed by the researcher. Survey items were grounded in previous literature and related studies;Respondents in the research were 458 employers who recruited through the placement services in business and liberal arts and sciences at Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and ...


A Longitudinal Study Of College Students' Attitudes Toward Suicide, Richard Allen Stevens Jr. Jan 1991

A Longitudinal Study Of College Students' Attitudes Toward Suicide, Richard Allen Stevens Jr.

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Effectiveness Of Summer Orientation Programs On Retention And Subsequent Academic Performance Of Minority Students: A Follow-Up Study , Marion R. Sanford Jan 1990

The Effectiveness Of Summer Orientation Programs On Retention And Subsequent Academic Performance Of Minority Students: A Follow-Up Study , Marion R. Sanford

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to follow up the investigation on the summer orientation program (Sanford, 1988) and measure its long-term effectiveness on retention, attrition, and academic performance of entering college minority freshmen; and (2) to do a comparison study of the initial experimental group with the entering freshmen of the recent year to examine the effectiveness of summer orientation programs on student retention and subsequent academic performance of minority students at a midwestern, land-grant science and technology university. Long-term was defined as continuous enrollment through five semesters; short-term is defined as one semester;The research involved ...


Persistence And Type Development: An Analysis Of Multiple Variables And Psychological Type At A Small Liberal Arts College , David George Baumgartner Jan 1990

Persistence And Type Development: An Analysis Of Multiple Variables And Psychological Type At A Small Liberal Arts College , David George Baumgartner

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship between persistence and student differences. The overall objective was to enhance the person-environment congruence of freshmen by understanding differences between students by using psychological type and personal interviews. Psychological type was defined by using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI);The sample consisted of 248 entering freshmen at Wartburg College in 1988. Of the entering freshmen, 116 were males and 133 were females;Four hypotheses were tested using correlation, discriminant analysis, multiple regression, and Chi-square analysis to determine the relationships between personality preference, MBTI type, persistence, career decisiveness, and undecided ...