Hagedorn, L. S., Maxwell, W., & Hampton, P. (2002). Correlates of Retention for African-American Males in Community Colleges. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice,3(3), 243.
The retention rates of African-American men in community colleges are among the lowest of all ethnic groups nationally. This study analyzes organizational data for three cohorts of men in a longitudinal design for three semesters ( N = 202), and uses logistic regression to identify the factors that best predict retention. The importance of high school grades, age, number of courses, a positive view of personal skills, clear high goals, and the early identification of a college major appear to be salient for this group and offer implications for practice.
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