The Value of Academic Libraries: Library Services as a Predictor of Student RetentionCollege & Research Libraries (2016)
This study examined the predictive relationship between library use by individual students and their retention status in university settings. The methodology builds on a small number of previous studies to examine library use at the individual level to determine if use of specific library services is predictive of retention for freshmen and sophomores. Binary logistic regression yielded results that indicate a strong positive predictive relationship between library use of any kind with both freshmen and sophomore retention. These results suggest that academic libraries add value to institutional retention efforts.
Publication DateSeptember, 2016
Citation InformationAshley Ireland, Adam Murray and Jana Michelle Hackathorn. "The Value of Academic Libraries: Library Services as a Predictor of Student Retention" College & Research Libraries Vol. 77 Iss. 5 (2016) p. 631- - 642 ISSN: 2150-6701
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ashley-ireland/5/
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