Early Predictors of Early Freshman Year Attrition in Female Hispanic Students

Table 17
Early Experiences of Relationships (FES II): Females

Item
I have developed close friendships with
other students
Instructors here care about their students
I have frequent contact with faculty
I have found most of the faculty to be
superior teachers
Aggregate Average
Note. n = number of student participants.

N
223
223
223
223

Persisters
M
4.26
4.05
3.63
2.51
3.61

SD
0.89
0.79
0.92
1.03
0.91

N
25
25
25
25

Early Drop Outs
M SD
3.84 1.25
3.88 0.53
3.40 0.87
2.28 0.79
3.35 1.10

Table 18
Early Experiences of Relationships (FES II): Female Ethnicities

Ethnicity
Hispanic
Black
White
Note. n = number of unique responses.

N
236
300
276

Persisters
M
3.67
3.60
3.64

SD
1.13
1.12
1.15

N
20
32
44

Early Drop Outs
M SD
3.80 1.28
3.06 0.84
3.34 1.14

Just as was reported for all females, Hispanic females reported the highest satisfaction
with developing close friendships with other students (see Table 19). Hispanic females, along
with the aggregate of all females, had the lowest level of agreement with finding faculty to be
superior teachers. An interesting result lay with the early drop outs and their strong satisfaction

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Speed, Heather Faye. Early Predictors of Early Freshman Year Attrition in Female Hispanic Students. Denton, Texas. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc103396/. Accessed August 20, 2014.