"Predicting Academic Success of First Semester College Women"
Student Author(s): Hanna Hatfield and Kelsey Frank
   Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Jeff Aspelmeier ~ Dr. Ann Elliott ~ Dr. Anja Whittington   
Forum Engagement Gender Studies Showcase  ~ 4:30 to 5:30 pm ~ Heth Lobby
"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, 156 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 2018 GPA and Spring 2019 enrollment data from university records. During the last four weeks of the semester, 93 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."1
Keywords: academic success, freshman women, resilience, GPA
Kelsey Frank                                                                                                                      Hanna Hatfield
1Page 101    2019 Annual Student Engagement Forum 
Gender Studies Showcase: Pages 99-103
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