Identifying College Student Success: The Role of First Year Success Courses and Peer Mentoring

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Title:
Identifying College Student Success: The Role of First Year Success Courses and Peer Mentoring
Author:
Corella, Arezu Kazemi
Issue Date:
2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Student Success continues to be a topic of great interest in the Higher Education Literature. Fifty percent of those students who enter a four-year institution actually graduate and 25 % of first year students do not persist into their second year in college. First-year success courses and peer mentoring along with other programming strategies have been developed to improve retention and success for college students during their first-year of college. This study explored how college students from nine different institutions defined college student success. In addition, students from these institutions were surveyed to find out how and if first-year success courses and/or peer mentoring contribute to college student success. Follow-up interviews allowed for a deeper understanding of how first-year success courses and peer mentoring contribute to college student success. The study found a new comprehensive definition for college student success. Also, first-year success courses and peer mentoring do have positive relationships with college student success however, they also have some shortcomings that were identified in this study.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
College Student Success; First Year Experience; First-Year Success Courses; Peer Mentoring; Student Persistence; Student Retention
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Higher Education; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Lee, Jenny

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleIdentifying College Student Success: The Role of First Year Success Courses and Peer Mentoringen_US
dc.creatorCorella, Arezu Kazemien_US
dc.contributor.authorCorella, Arezu Kazemien_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractStudent Success continues to be a topic of great interest in the Higher Education Literature. Fifty percent of those students who enter a four-year institution actually graduate and 25 % of first year students do not persist into their second year in college. First-year success courses and peer mentoring along with other programming strategies have been developed to improve retention and success for college students during their first-year of college. This study explored how college students from nine different institutions defined college student success. In addition, students from these institutions were surveyed to find out how and if first-year success courses and/or peer mentoring contribute to college student success. Follow-up interviews allowed for a deeper understanding of how first-year success courses and peer mentoring contribute to college student success. The study found a new comprehensive definition for college student success. Also, first-year success courses and peer mentoring do have positive relationships with college student success however, they also have some shortcomings that were identified in this study.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectCollege Student Successen_US
dc.subjectFirst Year Experienceen_US
dc.subjectFirst-Year Success Coursesen_US
dc.subjectPeer Mentoringen_US
dc.subjectStudent Persistenceen_US
dc.subjectStudent Retentionen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHigher Educationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairLee, Jennyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRios-Aguilar, Ceciliaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLunsford, Laura Gailen_US
dc.identifier.proquest10965en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659754889en_US
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