Examination of factors that predict academic adjustment and success of community college transfer students in STEM at 4-year institutions

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Author: Lopez, Carlos; Jones, Stephanie J.

Abstract:

There are a limited number of individuals who possess the skills to fulfill the workforce demand in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in the United States. Therefore, community colleges and four-year institutions must be able to identify academic and social factors that impact students' participation in the areas of STEM. These institutions must also explore the possibility that these factors contribute to the high rate of students switching out of STEM fields. This study's purpose was to develop a better understanding of the perceptions of community college transfer...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Students; Teaching and learning; Skills and knowledge; Participation; Culture and society; Pathways; Policy; Higher education; Outcomes

Keywords: Community college; University; Family; Student behaviour

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Also called: Examination of factors that predict academic adjustment and success of community college transfer students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at four-year institutions

Journal volume: 41

Journal number: 3

Journal date: March 2017

Pages: pp. 168-182

ISSN: 1066-8926, 1521-0413 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 127.890

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