Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Impact of freshman-year alcohol violations on retention at a regional, Midwestern, 4-year, public higher education institution
by Hoffmann, Kori T., Ed.D., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2015, 206; 10182607
Abstract (Summary)

This quantitative study examined over 7,000 freshmen at a regional, Midwestern, 4-year, public higher education institution. The participants were separated as either having a freshman-year alcohol violation or not having a freshman-year alcohol violation and then analyzed. The results of the study found that there was not a significant difference in retention for those with a freshman-year alcohol violation compared to those without a freshman-year violation. However, when looking only at those participants with a freshman-year alcohol violation, a logistic regression analysis showed that high school GPA, minority racial status, amount of financial aid disbursed, not receiving loans, and not being Pell-eligible were all significant factors indicating a participant was more likely to return to school. However, this model only accounted for 18% of the variance in retention and future studies will need to include more variables to account for more variance in retention.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wall, Timothy J.
School: University of Missouri - Columbia
School Location: United States -- Missouri
Source: DAI-A 78/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher Education Administration, Higher education
Keywords: Alcohol, Detention, Higher education, Student conduct
Publication Number: 10182607
ISBN: 978-1-369-30931-7
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