Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Student Involvement and Graduation Rates: A Quantitative Study on the Impact of Adding a Greek System at Colleges and Universities in the United States
by Yates, Ronald, Ph.D., University of the Cumberlands, 2018, 89; 13853842
Abstract (Summary)

This study investigated whether there was a difference in the change in graduation rates exhibited at institutions that recently added a Greek system when compared with institutions that have well-established Greek systems, and institutions that have no Greek system. The National Panhellenic Council identified 33 colleges and universities in the United States as having added a Greek system to their campus between 2000 and 2015. Comparable institutions were identified and graduation rate data were collected for comparison. After finding a significant F from an ANOVA, the post-hoc test comparing the change in graduation rates of institutions with recently added Greek systems (M = 4.03) and institutions without Greek systems (M = 1.17) revealed a significant difference (HSD [92] = 3.83, p < 0.05). The results of this study suggest that the addition of a Greek system can have a positive overall impact on student and institutional success.

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School: University of the Cumberlands
Department: Higher Education
School Location: United States -- Kentucky
Source: DAI-A 77/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Higher Education Administration, Educational leadership, Higher education
Keywords: Fraternity, Graduation rates, Greek system, Higher education, Sorority, Student involvement
Publication Number: 13853842
ISBN: 9780438989993
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