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Effectiveness of Peer Mentoring and College Success Courses on Developing the Self-Efficacy of First-Year Community College Students

Abstract President Obama's (italic)Completion Agenda (/italic) is a plan that emphasizes improved student retention and persistence. The agenda also emphasizes the important role community colleges play in moving the nation toward economic prosperity. Current statistics indicate that nearly 48% of first-time college students are lost to attrition before the end of a student's first year of college. Student success is largely determined by student experiences during the first year; in order to address the (italic) Completion Agenda (/italic), colleges will need to support initiatives designed to help first-year students succeed. This study investigated the effectiveness of peer mentoring and college success courses on developing the self-effi... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Miranda, Vivian Carmela (Author) / Mcintrye, Lisa (Advisor) / Hesse, Maria (Committee member) / Solley, Anna (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Higher education / community college / first year students / peer mentoring / self-efficacy / student success courses
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 184 pages
Language English
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Note Ed.D. Higher and Postsecondary Education 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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