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The effect of college selection factors on persistence: An examination of Black and Latino males in the community college
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice (2015)
  • Luke Wood, San Diego State University
  • Frank Harris, III, San Diego State University
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship (if any) between college selection factors and persistence for Black and Latino males in the community college. Using data derived from the Educational Longitudinal Study, backwards stepwise logistic regression models were developed for both groups. Findings are contextualized in light of Paulsen and St. John’s (1996) financial nexus model. In line with this model, this study found that financial matters indeed impacted college selection. In particular, this research illustrated that the availability of financial aid and low expenses at the institution were integral selection factors. Implications for future research are extended.

Publication Date
2015
Citation Information
Luke Wood and Frank Harris. "The effect of college selection factors on persistence: An examination of Black and Latino males in the community college" Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice Vol. 16 Iss. 4 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/fharris/32/