The Value of Academic Libraries: Library Services as a Predictor of Student RetentionLibrary Faculty and Staff Publications
AbstractThis 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.
Citation InformationAshley Ireland, Adam Murray and Jana Hackathorn. "The Value of Academic Libraries: Library Services as a Predictor of Student Retention" (2016)
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