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Communication and Related Factors Affecting Academic Success Among College Students

Title: Communication and Related Factors Affecting Academic Success Among College Students.
Name(s): Cruz, Disraelly, author
Heald, Gary, professor directing thesis
Rayburn, Jay, committee member
Korzenny, Felipe, committee member
School of Communication, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study analyzed varying factors affecting college student's graduation intentions. To predict intention, an Elaborated Theory of Planned Behavior model was used to study the effects of attitude, normative, normative communication, and perceived control beliefs while accounting for past classroom experiences with university faculty and administrators. While further analysis must be conducted to test the elaborated model, regression analysis revealed that perceived control and prior classroom experiences were significant predictors of graduation intentions. Future efforts to increase graduation rates should focus on positive classroom experiences and building academic skills that in turn affects student's perceived control over graduation.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2966 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Communication in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2005.
Date of Defense: September 21, 2005.
Keywords: Factors Affecting Graduation, Prior Experience, Graduation, College Students, Theory of Planned Behavior
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Gary Heald, Professor Directing Thesis; Jay Rayburn, Committee Member; Felipe Korzenny, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Communication
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