Support is interpreted in various ways; however, the purpose of study is to examine the influence of family support and social support on student retention and completion at community colleges. This research explored the two means of support to point to best practices for student services administrators and personnel to more effectively assist students during their studies at a community college to increase retention and completion rates. This study has explored support that enhances the student experience, support that causes challenges for students, and areas of support students need but do not always have access to. It has been guided by the overarching research question: what types of family and social support do college students feel are most needed, beneficial, and impactful in their college success and degree completion?
|Advisor:||Olivier, Diane F.|
|Commitee:||Cilesiz, Sebnem, Johnston, Ashley|
|School:||University of Louisiana at Lafayette|
|School Location:||United States -- Louisiana|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/8(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Higher education, Educational administration, Individual & family studies, Community college education, Educational leadership|
|Keywords:||Family support, Student retention, Social support, Student completion rates, Student services, College success, Degree completion|
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