Overcoming Shock: An Examination of Transfer Shock and Student Resiliency

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Title:
Overcoming Shock: An Examination of Transfer Shock and Student Resiliency
Author:
Hennessey, Noel
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © 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.
Abstract:
This project examines the systemic causes of transfer shock, the phenomenon wherein students transitioning onto a university campus from a community college experience a drop in their grade point average (GPA) in their first semester of transfer. Previous research has focused on student characteristics that are predictive of transfer shock, but few researchers have approached this topic from the perspective of the students themselves. This study seeks to understand how transfer students experience the initial transition onto the four-year university campus and the interactions with managerial professionals, and how those interactions impact the likelihood of students experiencing transfer shock or not. I used the work of Tinto (1975) and Deil-Amen (2011), as well as interviews with 15 transfer students, to theorize that students' procedural interactions are significant for their socio-academic integration. This study demonstrates the process of socio-academic integration and highlights the ways that the institution can support or impede student academic performance and success.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
resiliency; risk; shock; student; transfer; Higher Education; protective
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Higher Education
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Deil-Amen, Regina

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleOvercoming Shock: An Examination of Transfer Shock and Student Resiliencyen_US
dc.creatorHennessey, Noelen
dc.contributor.authorHennessey, Noelen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
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
dc.description.abstractThis project examines the systemic causes of transfer shock, the phenomenon wherein students transitioning onto a university campus from a community college experience a drop in their grade point average (GPA) in their first semester of transfer. Previous research has focused on student characteristics that are predictive of transfer shock, but few researchers have approached this topic from the perspective of the students themselves. This study seeks to understand how transfer students experience the initial transition onto the four-year university campus and the interactions with managerial professionals, and how those interactions impact the likelihood of students experiencing transfer shock or not. I used the work of Tinto (1975) and Deil-Amen (2011), as well as interviews with 15 transfer students, to theorize that students' procedural interactions are significant for their socio-academic integration. This study demonstrates the process of socio-academic integration and highlights the ways that the institution can support or impede student academic performance and success.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectresiliencyen
dc.subjectrisken
dc.subjectshocken
dc.subjectstudenten
dc.subjecttransferen
dc.subjectHigher Educationen
dc.subjectprotectiveen
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineHigher Educationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorDeil-Amen, Reginaen
dc.contributor.committeememberRhoades, Garyen
dc.contributor.committeememberMilem, Jefferyen
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