A ‘wildly intrusive’ way to help older college students get their degrees
An experiment at John Jay College to get seniors over the final hurdle to graduation is increasing graduation rates for high-risk students.
Dennis, Phinney, & Chuateco, 2005 / Journal of College Student Development / June 2005
The role of personal motivational characteristics and environmental social supports in college outcomes was examined in a longitudinal study of 100 ethnic minority first-generation college students. Personal/career-related motivation to attend college in the fall was a positive predictor and lack of peer support was a negative predictor of college adjustment the following spring. Lack of peer support also predicted lower spring GPA.