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The study of factors associated with college dropouts has been the focus of a large number of dissertations and their references are collected here.


  • Achord, C. D. (1973). Impact of attrition on self-concept and anxiety level of freshman nursing students at the University of Northern Colorado: Dissertation Abstracts International Vol.
  • Adair, M. K. (1985). A comparative study of the factors influencing the persistence and non-persistence of nontraditional female students: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Allen, D. J. Y. (1994). The effects of a self-esteem training program on self-esteem and college persistence. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Allen, T. R. (1986). Orientation participation and persistence behavior of students at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Andrews, E. J. (1999). The effects of a self-improvement program on the self-esteem of single college mothers. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Armstrong, R. A. (1975). Interest patterns on the Strong Vocational Interest Blank characteristic of University of Minnesota male freshmen and their relationship to persistence in the university curriculum: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Atkinson, M. R. (1986). Variables associated with dropouts and persisters at an Indian Junior college: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Baber, B. B. (1975). Educational progress of Educational Opportunity Grant recipients compared to non-recipients: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Bakken, M. P. (1981). An examination of the factors which aid and impede women in completing an Associate of Science degree program: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Banks, I. J. (1986). The use of cognitive styles and personality preferences as predictors of academic continuation in two community college programs: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Barr, R. B. (1983). Student retention and advising: An interinstitutional comparison and case study: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Baumgartner, D. G. (1991). Persistence and type development: An analysis of multiple variables and psychological type at a small liberal arts college: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Beane, B. A. (1985). A model for foreign student retention and attrition: A case study of SUNY-Buffalo: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Benefield, L. L. (1992). Determinants of course withdrawal and subsequent term enrollment of adult women in a community college: A cross-cultural comparison: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Bianchi, J. R. (1975). Selected ability and personality variables as predictors of college freshman withdrawals: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Blumstein Elder, R. J. (1987). An investigation of the effects of student personality and college climate on college outcomes at an urban commuter college: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Bodenstab, D. E. (1984). Evaluation of attrition among nursing students as a normal alternative in a stress response repertoire: Assessed by an individualized, self-report instrument: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Bonkowski, J. H. (1992). Attitudes toward alcohol use, alcohol-consumption patterns, and the attrition of freshman students: Is there a relationship? : Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Borras-Lopez, M. (1992). Factors influencing the retention and academic achievement of Hispanic women in a community college: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Bray, C. S. (1986). Early identification of dropout prone students and early intervention strategies to improve student retention at a private university: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Bright, K. H. (1983). The effects of selected variables on student retention in higher education: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Brooks, J. W. (1981). Academic performance and retention rates of participants in the college work study program and recipients of national direct student loans: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Brophy, D. A. (1985). The relationship between student participation in student development activities and rate of retention in a rural community college: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Brown, R. A. (1973). The effect of self-awareness classes on the attrition rate of college freshmen: Dissertation Abstracts International Vol.
  • Brunner, M. D. (1993). Predicting persistence in college by disaggregating variables according to a social-cognitive variable and gender: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Caulfield, T. M. (1990). Factors related to the retention of Black students at the University of Illinois: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Chambers, R. M. (1992). Black students' perceptions of the environment at a predominantly White public university: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Chao, R. (1978). The voluntary college dropout: A multivariate predictive study of voluntary college termination in an open enrollment college: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Chen, H.-Y. (1997). Multivariate analyses of college freshman attrition. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering.
  • Clemmons, J. F. (1975). Self-concept, ability, achievement, and attrition of the military versus the non-military student: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Cliff, J. (1985). The relationship of the student retention and employee turnover literature to course attrition and a student retention intervention strategy: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Cochran, J. A. (1975). A descriptive study examining grades, reading ability and attrition of certain low income freshmen at Arizona State University: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Coggins, J. H. (1979). A comparison of selected cognitive and affective variables of adult women persisters and non-persisters at Middlesex Community College: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Colegrove, M. B. (1982). The effect of family environment on the attrition of first semester college freshmen: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Coles, H. W. (1984). Towards a validation of the Tinto model of college student withdrawal: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Collins, I. (1976). Ideological college dropout and its aftermath in the lives of high-aptitude males: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Colozzi, E. A. (1974). Did they leave for the best of reasons?: A study of persisters and dropouts in an open admissions community college: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Conaway, M. S. (1982). Listening comprehension as a factor in attrition/retention in higher education: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Cooper, C. A. (1991). The relationship of academic self-concept to persistence or lack of persistence of disabled and nondisabled students in a small rural community college: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Copeland, J. C. (1991). A profile of persisters: A study of the participants in the Texas Tech Transition program for conditionally-admitted students: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Cordero, G. (1991). The relationship between a systematic and structured group approach and academic advisement of freshman students to retention rates: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Corrigan Fuhs, K. (1980). Identification of potential community college dropouts prior to admission: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Crosby, J. R. (1985). Factors in student retention among selected member institutions of the American Association of Bible colleges: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Cross, C. L. (1986). A comparison of collegiate retention rates among Black students in predominantly Black and White institutions: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Cunningham, B. W. (1994). The effect of noncognitive variables on the prediction of academic difficulty and attrition of freshman student-athletes. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Disque, C. S. (1983). The relationship of student characteristics and academic integration to college freshman attrition: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Dubs, R. (1987). Factors related to the dropouts of freshman students in a Venezuelan teachers college: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Dudley, J. R. (1977). An assessment of remedial skills courses for under-prepared college students: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Epps, C. T. (1985). Minority retention trends at selected New Jersey public and private colleges: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Evans, C. V. (1985). The relationship between problem disclosure and rate of default among community college students: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Ewing, P. E. (1976). Increasing college freshman persistence through outreach counseling strategy: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Exley, R. J. (1992). An organizational design approach to community college student retention and persistence: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Feler, R. W. (1983). Student attrition/retention at a large urban university: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Fillmore, J. E. (1992). The association of self-reported family stress and selected demographic characteristics with student persistence in attending a two-year college: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Flowers, C. R. (1994). Academic achievement, academic persistence and acceptance of disability among students with disabilities at a post-secondary institution. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Franceis, S. J. (1982). Dropout decisions perceived as a function of the relationship between identity status, locus of control and ego development: A developmental approach to retention and attrition: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Free, R. K. (1986). The continuing education needs of persisting and nonpersisting students at the University of Nebraska College of Agriculture from 1980 to 1984: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Gathers, E. G. (1983). A retention and attrition study of horizontal transfer, vertical transfer, and native students at a selected university: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • George, J. J. (1976). The effects of gender similarities and differences between subject and stimulus on dropout prediction: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Gerszewski, R. (1985). The use of the Holland constructs, as measured by the ACT Assessment, to predict college persistence, achievement, and stability: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Ghoreyshi, M. (1988). The attitudes of international students toward university withdrawal: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Gibson Ross, C. S. (1990). The effect of the interactive influences of student entering characteristics and academic and social integration on voluntary persistence/withdrawal decisions at Oklahoma State University: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Gilleylen, C. E. (1994). A comparative study of the science-related attitudes and the factors associated with persisting in science of aArican American college students in science majors and African American college students in non-science majors. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Gillock, K. L. (1999). Factors affecting students' adjustment and attrition during the transition to college. (college dropout, school transition). Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering.
  • Giorgio, P. A. (1983). A study of persistence of part-time students receiving corporate tuition-reimbursement as compared to part-time students who do not recieve corporate tuition-reimbursement: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Glenn, R. K. (1991). An investigation of the possible relationship between career awareness and persistence: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Goldwair, W. C. (1978). Value preference and critical thinking scores as they relate to completion of the undergraduate nursing curriculum at the Ohio State University, with special reference to minorities: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Gordon, J. A. (1984). A comparison of the academic achievement and persistence of high-risk community college students who completed a remedial reading course and comparable who elected not to enroll in a remedial reading course: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Gover, D. H. (1976). The relationship between Eysenckian personality variables and achievement of freshman students in the Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Graham, M. F. (1978). Sex differences in science attrition: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Greenhalgh, D. C. (1978). Predicting freshmen attrition at a southern university: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Haley, S. W. (1979). A follow-up study of nonreturning students at Shelby State Community College: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Hansen, M. L. (1981). Barriers to women's completion of postsecondary vocational trade and technical programs: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Hardin, C. J. (1984). Design and development of a workbook/text to promote retention of first-year college students: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Harris, L. (1976). A study of the relationship between financial need and student withdrawal among state-grant recipients enrolled at community colleges in Ohio: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Harris, S. M. (1990). An evaluation of a university minority student retention program: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Hassmiller, R. J. (1979). A study of the impact of intra-self and self-environment congruence on student persisters and dropouts in open learning courses at a community college: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Hedstrom, S. B. (1978). An investigation of factors related to educational persistence of returning women students: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Heer, K. B. (1987). Career interest testing, psychological congruence and the undecided student: A follow-up: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Heneisen, J. R. (1986). Predictions of academic success and persistence as functions of work patterns and background information: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Hernandez, M. (1981). A study of the relationship between support services and the retention of Mexican-American and Anglo adult students in three Texas community colleges: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • High, G. G. (1980). Satisfaction and discrepancy variables related to freshmen attrition: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Hopson, G. E. (1991). A study of academic performance and retention of Minority Assistance Peer (MAP) Program participants and non-participants at the University of South Carolina: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Hull, D. F. (1984). The determinants of Black and White student attrition at a major state university: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Hull, T. W. (2001). The validity of the theory of hopelessness depression with nontraditional and traditional students. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering.
  • Human, J. M. (1983). A comparison of the relationship of selected variables to the persistence of students entering William Jewell College in the fall of 1966 and the fall of 1976: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Jackson, C. M. (1978). A follow-up study of Educational Opportunity Fund students: Graduates and dropouts: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Jackson, H. T. (1986). Factors contributing to attrition and retention of minority students in engineering degree programs in the Pacific Northwest: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Jenkins, E. K. (1975). The perceived institutional barriers of undergraduate women who discontinued their education at a southern urban university: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Johnson, C. B. (1984). The educationally disadvantaged post secondary student: A longitudinal study of high risk students in a midwestern urban private institution: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Jones, K. L. (1996). Undergraduate retention in the commonwealth of Kentucky: An analysis of academic, social, financial, and psychological elements. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Kaliszeski, M. S. (1987). Clark's "cooling out" concept as a factor in student completion of community college programs: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Kenner, D. B. (1983). The relationship of non-academic factors in the retention of minority students attending predominantly White institutions of higher education: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Kenny, D. A. (1986). A comparison between the alcohol involvement of community college students who maintain enrollment through the first year and those who do not: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Kim, J.-w. (1992). The college dropout: The relative contribution of individual, structural, and institutional factors to the withdrawal of male and female, Black and White students from 4-year colleges: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Klaybor, M. S. (1980). Attitude measures in the prediction of academic achievement and persistence of non-traditional students in higher education: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Klopfenstein, D. E. (1986). The assessment of the Whole Person Advisement Model among residential students at Spring Arbor College: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Kothenbeutel, N. C. (1994). A comparison of variables associated with persisters/nonpersisters of high school graduates and general educational development (GED) diploma holders. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Krueger, A. L. (1981). College persistence and personality orientation change: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Landi, J. A. (1982). A study of the differences among freshmen persisters, voluntary withdrawals, and academic dismissals at the University of Denver based on enrollment data: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Layman, B. J. (1976). Perceptions of college environment at Oklahoma State University by incoming freshman students: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Levine, L. B. (1979). The relationship between life stress, locus of control and attrition in baccalaureate nursing students: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Levitz, P. H. (1982). A study of differences between students who complete and those who fail to complete a community mental health technology program in terms of internal-external locus of control and self-esteem: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Lewallen, W. C. (1993). Persistence of the "undecided": The characteristics and college persistence of students undecided about academic major or career choice: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Lewis, M. W. (1982). Goal setting attributes and student satisfaction as indicators of college student persistence: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Little, G. L. (1982). Freshman integration into the social and academic systems of the Memphis State University environment: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Logan, S. G. (1990). A comparative study of student retention and academic success based on participation in orientation and support programs: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Lonnquist, D. E. (1978). The handicapped in college and afterwards: A survey of the severely physically disabled and matched able-bodied students at Missouri: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Loppnow, D. M. (1990). Adult student attrition: An analysis of Tinto's model applied to older students: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Lucero, D. (1975). The relationship between pre-college academic predictors and the Chicano outcome groups enrolled in the Project GO program at Colorado State University: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Lyman, M. H. (1976). Personality characteristics and background information which differentiate freshmen college students as persisters or dropouts: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Mabry, C. A. (1988). Factors affecting alienation, attrition and grade point average in college students on a predominantly White university campus: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Martino, S. (1991). The Bridge: An evaluation of a university retention program for high-risk students: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Matzelle, R. I. (1994). A study of the effects of student personality factors, goals, and intentions on student persistence in a two year community college. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences
  • McCullough, J. S. (1994). Factors in persistence and dropout among adult basic education students. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • McElroy, R. I. (1976). The impact of peer counseling upon the attrition of college freshmen: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Mercer, D. L. (1987). Undergraduate women, over 24: Sociodemographic, educational and adjustment factors in persisting or dropping out and predictions of those at risk for not graduating: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Miller, D. R. (1982). Factors related to persistence and non-persistence among freshmen at a private, religious, non-sectarian university: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Miller, G. D. I. (1999). Predicting freshmen persistence and voluntary withdrawal from Heath's Model of Maturing. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Mitchell, G. W. (1974). Effectiveness of short-term group counseling led by disadvantaged peer counselors on a group of disadvantaged freshmen at Oakland Community College: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Montgomery, E. F. (1975). A study of the effects of career and personal group counseling on retention rates and self-actualization: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Monts, S. L. (1986). A study of freshman persistence and retention at a large midwestern university: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Morishita, L. M. (1986). A model of student persistence in college: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Muskat, H. S. (1978). The relationship between locus of control, scholastic aptitude, academic performance and voluntary college interruption of commuter college freshmen: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Myers, R. L. (1980). An exploration of attrition and self-concept at a private institute of technology: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Mynatt, H. L. (1973). The effects of a developmental education program in a community college upon self-concept, grade point average, and attrition: Dissertation Abstracts International Vol.
  • Naretto, J. A. (1992). Adult undergraduate student degree completion: The influence of membership in communities external and internal to the college: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Nelson, B. J. (1993). An investigation of the impact of learning style factors on college students' retention and achievement: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Nelson, J. P. (1986). Characteristics of persisters and nonpersisters in a college developmental program: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Nelson, L. F. (1985). The study of freshmen retention and withdrawal at Bob Jones University: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Neumann, W. F. (1986). Persistence in the community college: The student perspective: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Nichols, P. W. (1975). The comparative effects of human potential counseling, and group guidance on achievement and academic behaviors of "high-risk" junior college students: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Nieves, W. (1991). The relationship between minority student self-esteem and student retention at an urban community college: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Normandin, D. G. (1994). The effects of study skills assessment and short-term intervention on student attrition and retention at the two-year college level. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Oldroyd, R. J. (1975). Maximizing dropout prediction using the college auto-biographical inventory: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Ommen, J. (1974). The effect of group counseling on the persistence rate of entering community college freshmen: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Parham, J. (1973). Relationships between academic achievement, attitudes and attrition of black athletes at Arizona State University: Dissertation Abstracts International Vol.
  • Parker, R. J. (1987). An orientation program designed to improve the retention rate of first-time technical college students through the use of individual counseling: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Paulsen, R. A. (1973). A comparison of potentially high, average, and low creative students on selected institutional and personal dimensions: Dissertation Abstracts International Vol.
  • Paydarfar, M. (1977). An analysis of several selected variables and their relationships to two-year college student dropout: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Pearlman, J. (1981). Confirmation, self-concept and attrition: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Pedrini, B. M. (1975). The usefulness of ACT scores in predicting achievement and attrition among disadvantaged and regular college freshmen at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1972-73: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Perez de Cid, O. (1990). Academic persistence in a Venezuelan postsecondary institute of pedagogy: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Porter, A. T. (1992). Social integration and persistence of commuter and resident African-American and Hispanic students in predominantly White higher education institutions: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Pride, C. L. (1991). Fear of success, dropout proneness and the community college student: The impact of an extended orientation course: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Prince, J. P. (1985). Investigating college student attrition: An application of Holland's theory of vocational choice: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Provost, J. A. (1983). Personality type and leisure satisfaction as factors in college attrition: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Pugliese, R. R. (1992). Predictors of telecourse withdrawal and withdrawal/failure: Loneliness, communication competence, dyadic communication apprehension, and locus-of-control: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Ragsdale, E. J. (1991). Differences between traditional-age and adult students with regard to selected attrition factors: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Reagle, B. W. (1987). The effects of an individualized student development program on academic achievement and student retention: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Reed, J. L. (1981). A study of college dropouts--their satisfaction with quality of life and interest in continuing education: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Riggs, A. (1993). Some cognitive and noncognitive factors predicting the retention of undergraduate students at an urban university: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Riley, S. J. (1980). Environmental impact of alternate floor coeducational housing compared to traditional coeducational housing: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Robinson, L. L. (1974). Classifying dropouts using the College Autobiographical Inventory: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Roediger, J. L. (1983). Relationship of self-concept, life change, stress, and student attrition in community college nursing programs: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Rom, M. G. (1986). An assessment of the relationship between social integration variables and community college student retention: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Roney, M. A. (1986). The development and application of an institutional data based retention and voluntary attrition model: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Ross, S. A. (1978). Factors related to the withdrawal of freshman students at Oklahoma State University: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Russell, G. A. (1979). An investigation of academically talented students who either persist, transfer, or drop out of the University of Kansas: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Ruth, P. C. (1976). The effectiveness of peer counselors and certificated counselors in reducing student withdrawals in a community college: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Santa Cruz, R. M. (1980). Gender differences in choice of major and college attrition: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Santos, R. L. (1979). Prediction of student persistence, withdrawal and transfer at two community colleges: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Scofield, L. G. (1982). Effect of extended day cooperative education program on attitudes, persistence, and academic performance of community college students: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Seabrooks, G. C. (1974). Factors related to admissions, low achievement, and early attrition of the disadvantaged student at the University of Notre Dame: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Seymore, S. G. (1985). Attrition and retention of freshmen entering Hutchinson Community College, 1982-83: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Sharp, L. F. (1976). A personality based moderator variable approach to the prediction of college persistence and achievement: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Shaw, A. G. (1986). Student frustration, expected peer, and faculty relationships as correlates of college student dropout behavior: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Siar, S. D. (1988). The relationship of Holland's vocational identity concept to persistence of first year, part-time students at the Penn State University Dubois Campus: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Skidmore, G. D. (1979). An examination of the impact of counseling on attendance, attrition, grade point averages and locus of control scores of students in developmental studies: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Smith, M. T. (1984). Retention of Black undergraduate students at a predominately White university: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Smith, N. B. (1983). The relationship of selected variables to persistence and achievement in a community junior college: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Snowden, S. A. (1991). The effects of behavioral/academic contracting and intrusive counseling on the academic performance and retention of minority students readmitted on academic probation: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Spitzer, J. A. (1986). An exploratory study of the relationship between locus of control behavior and the motivational orientation of adult part-time learners on persistence in post-secondary education at a comprehensive community college: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Spuhler, R. H. (1983). Assessing student retention within a public university: Development of new responses: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Staley, J. M. (1984). The success of special admissions students offered basic skills instruction in a four year university curriculum: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Stege, L. E. (1978). Perceptions of SIU-C reentry students on the value of temporary college withdrawal: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Stowell, T. C. (1992). An impact study of the minority bridge program "Successful Transition and Academic Readiness (S.T.A.R.)" at Northern Arizona University: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Strain, B. J. (1994). Locus-of-control, achievement motivation and selected variables as predictors of persistence for low-achieving students. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Suciati. (1991). The effect of motivation on academic achievement in a distance education setting: An examination of latent variables in an Indonesian case: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Sundberg, D. C. (1985). The prediction of, and effect of counseling upon, college persistence: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Tarver, D. A. (1973). The identification and comparison of groups of students withdrawing from the University of Texas at Austin: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Taylor, J. A. (1986). A comparison of satisfaction with the university environment of freshmen dropouts and persisters: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Testa, A. J. (1986). Doctoral attrition: An exploration of role expectations of dissertation advisors and candidates in psychology: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Thomas, J. H. (1986). Affiliation and retention at a selected land grant university: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Timmons, F. R. (1972). Personality and demographic factors associated with freshman withdrawal from college: Dissertation Abstracts International Vol.
  • Tormes, Y. M. (1986). Bilingual education, English as a second language and equity in higher education: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Trippi, J. (1988). The influence of residence assignment conditions on the college grade performance and persistence of Black freshmen attending a predominantly White university campus: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Tsui, C.-F. C. (1998). Attributions and achievement motivation: Cultural differences among American, Chinese-American, and Chinese (in Taiwan) college students. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Turner, M. E. (1978). A comparative survey of some measures of academic achievement and retention rates of Black students in two predominantly White institutions of higher education: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Twedt, G. M. (1973). Personality and academic variables in college attrition: A discriminant function analysis: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Vaezi, M. (1981). Who becomes a college dropout? An investigation on the potential college dropouts and persisters: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Vandett, N. M. (1986). A naturalistic investigation of women's decisions to leave school: Application of three theories to the problem of community college withdrawal: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Vasquez, M. T. (1979). Chicana and Anglo university women: Factors related to their performance, persistence and attrition: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Vick, N. V. (1997). Personal and environmental factors affecting the self-esteem and persistence of women in a college of engineering. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering.
  • Voit, K. H. (1985). The effect of the use of math anxiety reduction techniques on the attrition rate of students in a community college algebra course: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Weldon, L. K. (1985). Female attrition in higher education: A trend study of Brigham Young University, 1975 to 1982: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Welland, J. D. (1977). An investigation of the role of abilities in the individual earnings function: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Werlinich, S. (1974). Reported reasons for attending, withdrawal and return to college by a sample of females with a four year college withdrawal-two year college collegiate history: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Whiston, S. C. (1987). An examination of college student retention and attrition utilizing a campus ecological assessment: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Whitaker, B. R. (1993). Differentiation of self and retention in higher education of Eastern Kentucky appalachian students: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • White, A. J. (1978). A comparative study of academic performance of White students and Black students at the University of Georgia: Dissertation Abstracts International.
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