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Identifying Significant Personal and Program Factors that Predict Online EdD Students' Program Integration

Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw, Joe Holmes, Jacquiline Stephens
2019 Online Learning  
Based on a synthesis of persistence theory and the empirical literature, an online doctoral program integration model was developed using data from 232 online EdD students.  ...  A predictive, correlation design and regression analysis were used to examine if personal factors (sex, race, age, marital status, and presence of children in the home) and program factors (stage in doctoral  ...  Doctoral conferring institutions have an obligation to identify factors and develop interventions that promote program integration of their online doctoral students.  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v23i4.1579 fatcat:xe34iukkinc7xjuovvwty5cdui

Doctoral Students' Learning Success in Online-Based Leadership Programs: Intersection With Technological and Relational Factors

HyunKyung Lee, Heewon Chang, Lynette Bryan
2020 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
This study examines how technological and relational factors independently and interactively predict the perceived learning success of doctoral students enrolled in online-based leadership programs offered  ...  The results demonstrate that RF and TF separately and together predict SLS.  ...  An integrated literature review by Hart (2012) identified connectedness, belonging, and support as important factors that went beyond the content to motivating students to overcome hardships and persist  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v20i5.4462 fatcat:3vhva6smpba4hlenuzshynci5q

The Development and Validation of the Distance Doctoral Program Integration Scale

Joe L. Holmes, Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw
2020 Online Learning  
Research indicates academic integration and social integration are predictors of doctoral student persistence at any program stage.  ...  Further, no instruments exist that specifically measure both academic and social integration of doctoral students in distance programs.  ...  social integration, capture the idea that both personal and institutional variables and the interaction of the two influence a doctoral student's choice to persist.  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v24i4.1951 fatcat:cnznmmuk3fgtjlsmqrbuccfuiu

Completion of Educational Doctorates: How Universities Can Foster Persistence

Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw, Lucinda S. Spaulding, Bob Bade
2014 International Journal of Doctoral Studies  
order to identify ways in which academic institutions can encourage persistence.  ...  With high attrition and long time-to-degree completion rates in education doctorate programs, it is important to identify ways for program administrators and faculty to foster student persistence.  ...  Numerous participants identified the implementation of a cohort model as a significant factor contributing to their persistence in the doctoral program.  ... 
doi:10.28945/2072 fatcat:2u7qznynsvhwloxg45ohkjqwhu

Examining the Predictive Validity of Gre Scores on Doctoral Education: Students' Success and Methodology Choices in the Dissertation Process

Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, Oliver R. Bray, Lucinda S. Spaulding
2014 Journal of College Student Retention  
Candidates' of one online doctoral education program were examined. Results of a MANOVA suggested that there is no difference in GRE scores based on doctoral candidates' choice of methodology.  ...  Statistics over the last 4 decades consistently reveal that 40% to 60% of individuals beginning doctoral degrees fail to persist to completion (Berelson, 1960;  ...  the institution and persistence through the program.  ... 
doi:10.2190/cs.16.2.c fatcat:f2huzh4nhjbgrbrqjdtrgutv3a

An Institutional Approach to Developing a Culture of Student Persistence

Gary J Burkholder, Jim Lenio, Nicole Holland, Rebecca Jobe, Alan Seidman, Diane Neal, Jimmy Middlebrook
2013 Higher Learning Research Communications  
and persistence throughout the institution.  ...  to support retention efforts; (b) mastery of knowledge of the research on retention and persistence is critical for designing evidence-based interventions; and (c) institutions should identify, develop  ...  Lovitts identified several factors related to doctoral student persistence that are a combination of both academic and social integration factors (p. 257).  ... 
doi:10.18870/hlrc.v3i3.120 fatcat:uehs3k67pbcibgoa4obvnmfcci

Introduction

Peter Shea
2016 Online Learning  
It is clear that this work will become increasingly relevant as more institutions develop online doctoral level programs.  ...  The article is significant for MOOC research in that it is among the first to identify such factors in large format courses though similar results have been documented in research on "traditional", i.e  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v20i1.926 fatcat:glwk2mqccffabgkj4nq6ksga2a

An Analysis of Supports for Persistence for the Military Student Population

Bruce D Mentzer, Ellen Lowrie Black, R. Terry Spohn
2014 Online Learning  
This study recommends enhancing academic and institutional support for the military student population to reinforce their persistence.  ...  This study sought to describe the correlation of academic, financial, and social supports to the persistence of a military student population: veterans, active duty, and their families.  ...  Only financial strain failed to achieve statistical significance. Their findings stress the need to reinforce Academic Integration, Degree Commitment and Advising factors with online students.  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v19i1.500 fatcat:kk4kbexkivbgvdvwo2e7yidrdm

Using Mixed-Methods Sequential Explanatory Design: From Theory to Practice

Nataliya V. Ivankova, John W. Creswell, Sheldon L. Stick
2006 Field Methods  
Comment [CT3]: This MM study involves the integration of both QUAN and QUAL results. 2 sequential explanatory study of doctoral students' persistence in a distance-learning program in educational leadership  ...  Creswell et al. (2003) identified the six most often used designs, which include three concurrent and three sequential designs.  ...  Our decision was influenced by the purpose of the study to identify and explain the factors that affect students' persistence in the distance-learning doctoral program.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1525822x05282260 fatcat:chbfnvnbv5dilmjerarvy7jieq

Poverty and Persistence: A Model for Understanding Individuals' Pursuit and Persistence in a Doctor of Education Program

Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw, Lucinda S. Spaulding, James Swezey, Carolyn Wicks
2014 International Journal of Doctoral Studies  
and persistence in a doctoral program.  ...  Further, understanding the unique phenomena of familial integration and altruistic motivation assists universities in identifying marketing strategies and support services for the population under study  ...  Tinto's (1975 Tinto's ( , 1993 integration theory explains that persistence is influenced by (a) individual factors including attributes and prior experiences and (b) institutional variables.  ... 
doi:10.28945/2049 fatcat:mdsqieavrjgs3ok7kx3kwsan2e

A Missing Piece of the Departure Puzzle: Student–Institution Fit and Intent to Persist

Nicholas A. Bowman, Nida Denson
2013 Research in Higher Education  
Moreover, a six-factor structure of student-institution fit is similar at two institutions that differ in terms of size, control, type, region, and religious affiliation.  ...  This study examined the factor structure and predictive validity of a newly developed student-institution fit instrument, which was designed to avoid the problems in previous research.  ...  proximal outcomes predict intent to persist, and (c) fit and friendships have significant, indirect effects on intent to persist.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11162-013-9320-9 fatcat:wnhmm5y3ergethplyy7jzybpia

Unlearning the Past: New Foundations for Online Student Retention

Roy Sutton
2014 Journal of Educators Online  
One major factor observed by the researcher included analytical writing assessments and their predictive value for doctoral student retention.  ...  This study looked at a researcher's search for strategic factors that considerably increase course completion rates and identified assessment strategies to improve those course completion rates.  ...  Parceling out each assessment criterion as potential factors may be more effective in predicting the persistence of doctoral candidates in online courses.  ... 
doi:10.9743/jeo.2014.3.5 fatcat:fiqebfod4vhobkgtorxgrrrqcy

Toward Understanding Factors Salient to Doctoral Students' Persistence: The Development and Preliminary Validation of the Doctoral Academic-Family Integration Inventory

2019 International Journal of Doctoral Studies  
The topic of AF balance of doctoral students, both in distance and residential programs, is understudied despite the fact that family is a consistent factor identified in doctoral persistence and attrition  ...  and a topic that has been sorely understudied despite the fact that family is central to doctoral persistence.  ...  Then, further experimental studies would be significant in identifying best practices to promote academic-family integration, and ultimately, doctoral persistence.  ... 
doi:10.28945/4248 fatcat:xgbjkif27jge5b4jkgwsqfzjam

The Gritty: Grit and Non-traditional Doctoral Student Success

Ted M. Cross
2014 Journal of Educators Online  
The concept of grit, passion and persistence for long-term goals, has been identified as an important element of the successful attainment of long-term goals.  ...  Success was measured by examining current student GPA and other factors.  ...  Later, the authors concluded that the factors together were more predictive than either one in isolation.  ... 
doi:10.9743/jeo.2014.3.4 fatcat:77gcopxq4jbcnhb7odmya24fyy

Academic-Family Integration: How Do Men and Women in Distance Education and Residential Doctoral Programs Integrate Their Degree and Family?

Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw, Jessica Herring Watson
2020 Online Learning  
Results provided evidence that distance education students (n = 106) reported having lower academic-family satisfaction and functioning, more interference between the academic and family domains, and more  ...  Multivariate statistical analyses were used to determine if differences existed between how men and women enrolled in distance education and residential doctorate of education programs in the United States  ...  " (Rockinson-Szapkiw, 2019, p. 77), may be critical in identifying success factors and developing supports and policies that are instrumental in improving doctoral programs, especially distance programs  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v24i4.2318 fatcat:id7pm6fi4vbprhpvc5ornxvpaq
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