Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

You Belong Here: Residence Halls as Disparate Predictors of Sophomore Year Persistence at Predominantly White Institutions
by Neville, James Raymond, Ph.D., Illinois State University, 2019, 118; 22621536
Abstract (Summary)

The goal of this study is to compare the influence of residence hall living on student persistence between white and nonwhite students at predominantly white institutions. The Beginning Postsecondary Students (BPS) 2012/2014 longitudinal study dataset was acquired from the National Center for Education Statistics. A logistic regression was run to determine the predictive value of residence on student persistence by census race group. The findings of this study reveal that residence halls are not accomplishing as much for Black and Latino students as they are for White students. The results of this study challenge PWIs to take additional steps to more fully commit the benefits of residence halls to Black and Latino students.

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Advisor: Dean, Diane
Commitee: Rugutt, John, Lugg, Elizabeth, Johnson, Levester
School: Illinois State University
Department: Department of Educational Administration and Foundations: Educational Administration
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 81/8(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher education, Educational sociology
Keywords: Black, Latino, Persistence, Predominantly White institution, Residence, Residence halls, Retention
Publication Number: 22621536
ISBN: 9781392745885
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