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Correlation to Persistence
In addition to examining precollege expectations and early college experiences, persisters'
and early drop outs' responses were compared for differences in congruence, that is, for
differences between college expectations and their actual college experience. Most students had
high expectations and those expectations were met through their early college experiences.
There were a few items that demonstrated some differences between what students expected and
satisfaction with their actual experience. Those items included finding faculty to be superior
teachers, satisfaction with academic progress, and the campus social life. To test these items
further, the following tables give the Pearson r results for the correlations between item
responses and student persistence. Each item is further examined by ethnicity. A single asterisk
(*) indicates a significant correlation exists at (p < .05) and a double asterisk (**) indicates a
significant correlation exists at (p < .01) between the students' response and their persistence.
Table 28 provides the FES Part I (expectations) correlations by item on the survey and by
ethnicity. For the Hispanic female population, no FES Part I item was found to be statistically
significant by the Pearson r method at the p less than .05 or .01 levels. There were two items of
significance for White females and one for Black females, but there were no items of
significance in common for any two ethnicities.
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