Self-Efficacy and Selected Variables as Predictors of Persistence for First Quarter Students at a Proprietary Institution Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Self-Efficacy and Selected Variables as Predictors of Persistence for First Quarter Students at a Proprietary Institution

Creator

  • Author: Baughman, Leslie C. (Leslie Claire)
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Norton, E. Douglas
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: [indecipherable]
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Minor Professor
  • Committee Member: Durodoye, Beth A.
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 1997-08

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Proprietary colleges are uniquely different from two or four year colleges due to the emphasis on the student establishing a definite career path prior to enrollment. Because of this career track emphasis, Bandura's (1977) postulation that self-efficacy is a significant variable influencing task completion may offer insight into the challenge of student retention at a proprietary college. The study's purpose was to determine if career self-efficacy, demographic factors, and academic preparedness measures in first quarter students could predict student persistence, class attendance, and academic performance. The statistical technique of multinomial logistic regression was applied to data files of 725 first quarter students who attended The Art Institute of Dallas from Summer 1996 through Winter 1997. The predictor variables included a measure of career self-efficacy, ASSET scores (American College Testing Program, 1994), ethnicity, age, gender, full-time/part-time attendance, high school grade point average, parents' educational level, socioeconomic status, and developmental course placement. Criterion variables were completion, class attendance, and cumulative grade point average.
  • Physical Description: v, 92 leaves

Subject

  • Keyword: proprietary colleges
  • Keyword: college students
  • Keyword: Art Institute of Dallas
  • Keyword: self-efficacy
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Art Institute of Dallas -- Students.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: College students -- Texas -- Dallas.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: College students -- Psychology.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Persistence.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Self-efficacy.

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Dallas County - Dallas
  • Start Date: 1996
  • End Date: 1997

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.
  • Rights Holder: Baughman, Leslie C. (Leslie Claire)

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Call Number: 379 N81d no.4502
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2052791
  • Accession or Local Control No: 1002659778-baughman
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc278626

Degree

  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas
  • Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Academic Department: Department of Counseling, Development, and Higher Education
  • Degree Discipline: Counseling and Student Services

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