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dc.contributor.advisorMessner, Phillip E. (Phillip Eugene), 1941-eng
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Jay, 1974-eng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Summereng
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 July 27, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ed. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.description.abstractConcerns about increasing student persistence through understanding engagement led to a study based on the identification of NSSE socialization clusters that predict private Midwestern college persistence. Looking at engagement in context of social constructivism, supportive literature highlights relationships among engagement, persistence, and demographic variables. Archival data were retrieved from the college under study for this quantitative, pre-experimental, post-post comparison. The dependent variable is engagement measured by two NSSE Benchmarks; 1) Student-Faculty Interaction and 2) Supportive Campus Environment. The independent variables are persistence, gender, athletic status, and legacy status. Covariates for the study are ACT or SAT standardized test scores and high school grade point averages. Descriptive summary analysis, four-way analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), and discriminant analysis found main and interaction effects of engagement and NSSE variable clusters within the four independent variables. Student interaction with faculty was found to be an indicator of engagement and persistence. The college under study must provide opportunities for faculty to be more socially involved with students.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb70585180eng
dc.identifier.oclc427908812eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5513eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5513
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshNational Survey of Student Engagement (U.S.)eng
dc.subject.lcshSocializationeng
dc.subject.lcshCollege studentseng
dc.subject.lcshUniversities and colleges -- Facultyeng
dc.titleIdentification of National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) socialization variable clusters that predict private midwestern college persistenceeng
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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