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Title:First in, last out: time-to-degree of first-generation students
Author(s):Umbricht, Mark
Advisor(s):Hood, Denice W.
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Ed Organization and Leadership
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):Time-to-degree
first-generation
I-E-O Model
Input-Environment-Output (I-E-O)
Abstract:This is a study of factors which affect time-to-degree in first-generation students from a Midwestern research university. Astin’s (1993) Input-Environment-Output (I-E-O) model was utilized to determine the effects of various input and environment variables. Chi-Square tests were performed to find interactions between variables in the model. A binary, logistic regression was utilized to find which variables and interactions had significant effects on time-to-degree. The results indicate that input variables such as input variables such as race/ethnicity and gender, environment variables such as continuous enrollment, average attempted credits per semester, taking summer courses, total credits earned, and missed credits were significant predictors of time-to-degree. Environment variables had a larger effect than input variables, which indicates that colleges can affect time-to-degree in their students.
Issue Date:2012-05-22
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/31046
Rights Information:Copyright 2012 Mark Umbricht
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-05-22
Date Deposited:2012-05


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