Predictors of Low-SES Student Persistence from the First to Second Year of College

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Title

Predictors of Low-SES Student Persistence from the First to Second Year of College

Alternative Title

Paradoxes of the Democratization of Higher Education

Creator

Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon,
Rebecca D. Blanchard,
Brian D. Reed,
Amy K. Swan

Date

2016

Description

This study examines the characteristics that affect college persistence from the first to second year among low-socioeconomic status (SES) high school graduates who enrolled in a two- or four-year college degree program, using the ELS:2002 database. Specifically, this study compares the influences of student entry characteristics, social and cultural capital, institutional characteristics, and college experiences across SES quartiles. While academic preparation and college support measures were predictors of persistence for all groups, predictors of persistence for low-SES students included measures of academic preparation and talking with faculty or advisors. Implications extend to institutional responses needed to support the success of low-SES students.

Language

English

Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Subject

Sociology

isbn

978-1-78635-234-7
978-1-78635-233-0

issn

0196-1152

doi

uri

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