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- Main Title Self-Efficacy and Selected Variables as Predictors of Persistence for First Quarter Students at a Proprietary Institution
Author: Baughman, Leslie C. (Leslie Claire)Creator Type: Personal
Chair: Norton, E. DouglasContributor Type: PersonalContributor Info: Major Professor
Committee Member: [indecipherable]Contributor Type: PersonalContributor Info: Minor Professor
Committee Member: Durodoye, Beth A.Contributor Type: Personal
Name: University of North TexasPlace of Publication: Denton, Texas
- Creation: 1997-08
- 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
- 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.
- Place Name: United States - Texas - Dallas County - Dallas
- Start Date: 1996
- End Date: 1997
Name: UNT Theses and DissertationsCode: UNTETD
Name: UNT LibrariesCode: UNT
- 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)
- Thesis or Dissertation
- Call Number: 379 N81d no.4502
- UNT Catalog No.: b2052791
- Accession or Local Control No: 1002659778-baughman
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc278626
- 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