Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Effect of Academic Librarians on Student Completion in Two-Year Colleges: A Longitudinal Study 1996–2012
by Gigliotti, Chandra L., Ph.D., Notre Dame of Maryland University, 2019, 156; 13902143
Abstract (Summary)

To identify whether a statistical relationship existed between librarians and student completion at two-year colleges from 1996 to 2012, a longitudinal, quantitative nonexperimental correlational research design was used. Data from the Integrated Postsecondary Data System (IPEDS) and the Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) were analyzed using standard statistical methods and data visualization. Results were positive for female completers, negative over varying years for male completers, and positive for many years for all completers. Additionally, positive relationships were found between institutional total operating expenses and completion and between librarians and institutional full-time equivalent (FTE) staff.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Doherty, Kathryn
Commitee: Fenster, Mark, Holman, Lucy
School: Notre Dame of Maryland University
Department: Department of Education
School Location: United States -- Maryland
Source: DAI-A 81/2(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher education, Community college education, Library science
Keywords: Academic Library Survey, IPEDS, Libraries, Student success, Two-year colleges
Publication Number: 13902143
ISBN: 9781085618281
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