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College Student's Thoughts About Leaving the University: The Impact of Faculty Attitudes and Behaviors
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice
  • Cara Lundquist, Boise State University
  • Rebecca J. Spalding, Boise State University
  • R. Eric Landrum, Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
11-1-2002
Abstract
College students at a large Western university (N = 729) were surveyed about 19 potential faculty attitude and behavior items and the items relative impact on student's thoughts about leaving the university. Three issues have a significant impact on predicting student thoughts about leaving the university: faculty members being supportive of student needs, returning telephone calls and e-mails in a timely fashion, and being approachable. The magnitude of the impact of these items on student retention also varies as a function of gender and year in school. Faculty members need to be aware of the impact their attitudes and behaviors have in students' decisions to leave the university.
Citation Information
Cara Lundquist, Rebecca J. Spalding and R. Eric Landrum. "College Student's Thoughts About Leaving the University: The Impact of Faculty Attitudes and Behaviors" Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/eric_landrum/15/