"Predicting Grades and Retention of First Semester College Women"
Caitlin Martin ~ Crishauna Rolack ~ Jennifer Madonia ~ Cassandra Homick ~ Rebecca Wiegmann
Faculty Mentors: Jeff Aspelmeier ~ Ann Elliott ~ Anja Whittington
Forum Engagement Interdisciplinary Oral Session I  ~ 3:30 to 5:00 pm ~ Heth 016
"A longitudinal study of academic success identifies factors that predict the first semester GPA and second semester enrollment of women enrolled in their first semester of college.  Initially, 264 freshmen, recruited from the Psychology Department participant pool, completed measures of resilience, psychological functioning, social -support, self-esteem, and attachment security during the first 4 weeks of the semester. Participants also provided permission to obtain their Fall 2017 GPA and Spring 2018 enrollment data from university records. During the last four weeks of the semester,152 participants returned to complete  measures of resilience, psychological functioning,  social-support, locus of control, and social desirability. Regression and Logistic regression models were used to evaluate the group of variables that best predict first semester GPA and persisting to the second semester of college."
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