Abstract

College academic success and retention have traditionally been predicted using demographic and academic variables. This study moved beyond traditional predictors. A survey of 218 undergraduate students from a private Midwestern university revealed that emotional and social factors (e.g., stress, frequency of alcohol consumption) related to GPA and emotional factors (e.g., self-esteem, fatigue) related to attrition.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-3382
Print ISSN
0897-5264
Pages
pp. 18-28
Launched on MUSE
2003-04-02
Open Access
No
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