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THE ROLE OF DEMOGRAPHIC, PRE-COLLEGE, AND INVOLVEMENT FACTORS ON POSTSECONDARY ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS: FINDINGS FROM A NATIONAL STUDY.

dc.contributor.advisorKomives, Susan Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Isaiah Jeromeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-06T05:35:28Z
dc.date.available2009-10-06T05:35:28Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/9460
dc.description.abstractThis study explored whether factors, such as demographic characteristics, pre-college academic achievement (measured by self-reported high school grade point average), and college involvement have an influence on the postsecondary academic achievement of first-generation college students as measured by self-reported college grade point average. This study addressed first-generation college students who attend a four-year institution. This exploration used Astin's (1970; 1993) inputs-environments-outcomes model as a theoretical framework and utilized multiple regression for statistical analysis. The findings showed that the four blocks in the study explained approximately 12.4% of the variance of postsecondary academic achievement. Specifically, demographic characteristics and pre-college academic achievement explained the majority of the variance of postsecondary academic achievement. This study's findings cautiously offer practical implications for higher education administrators and researchers.en_US
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dc.titleTHE ROLE OF DEMOGRAPHIC, PRE-COLLEGE, AND INVOLVEMENT FACTORS ON POSTSECONDARY ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS: FINDINGS FROM A NATIONAL STUDY.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCounseling and Personnel Servicesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducation, Higheren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledacademicen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcollegeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolleddemographicen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledfirst-generationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledinvolvementen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledstudenten_US


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