Factors which support the retention of underrepresented students who participated in an early outreach initiative

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dc.contributor.advisor Mulvihill, Thalia M., 1963- en_US
dc.contributor.author Cadet, Carla en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:35Z
dc.date.created 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 2005 .C33 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187256
dc.description.abstract A qualitative study analyzing what factors contributed to the retention and persistence of Ball State University students who participated in an early outreach initiative; specifically how these factors were supported by the university. Past research on the concept of early outreach and theories on retention served as a basis for this study. Data was collected by conducting semi-structured interviews and online surveys. Through analyzing the experiences of the subjects, two themes emerged from the data: 1) the development of strong personal connections amongst peers supported persistence and retention, and 2) positive interactions with faculty and staff influenced the social and academic development of individuals. A discussion of the emerging themes, in relation to existing literature, and suggestions for future research were presented. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Studies
dc.format.extent vi, 90 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College dropouts -- Indiana -- Muncie -- Prevention. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College preparation programs. en_US
dc.title Factors which support the retention of underrepresented students who participated in an early outreach initiative en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1320873 en_US

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