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dc.contributor.advisorTownsend, Barbara K.eng
dc.contributor.authorHodum, Tommy L.eng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 25, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ed. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational leadership and policy analysis.eng
dc.description.abstractBecause of the difficulties new students may encounter upon starting college, an orientation program's ability to address students' needs could potentially persuade them in their decision to persist or leave. The purpose of this study was to investigate how students, faculty, and administrators within a particular liberal arts college perceived a new-student orientation program's effect on students' social integration and retention. Findings indicated a majority of interviewed students had a positive experience during the orientation program. The environment provided, the orientation activities, and required participation in the orientation were the topics derived from respondents' comments linking students to social interaction. The orientation program provided this environment by facilitating interaction among new students, establishing a surrogate family for new students, and fostering long-term friendships among students.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb59733160eng
dc.identifier.oclc173275816eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4741
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4741eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshCollege student orientationeng
dc.subject.lcshCollege student development programseng
dc.subject.lcshCollege freshmeneng
dc.titleAn investigation of how students, faculty, and administrators within a particular liberal arts college perceived a new-student orientation program's effect on students' social integration and retentioneng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysis (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.eng


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