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dc.contributor.advisorGloeckner, Gene
dc.contributor.authorHurtienne, Matthew W.
dc.contributor.committeememberHogler, Raymond
dc.contributor.committeememberKaminski, Karen
dc.contributor.committeememberLynham, Sue
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-28T14:35:24Z
dc.date.available2015-08-28T14:35:24Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2015 Summer.
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the factors that play a significant part in online students’ intent to persist at a Wisconsin Technical College. Specifically, this project focused on the relationships between intent to persist and the following variables: GPA, academic advising (concern), academic advising (appointment), education usefulness, student satisfaction, commitment, academic stress, outside encouragement from parents/spouse, outside encouragement from employer, outside encouragement from friends, and financial certainty. Data were collected through an online survey of FLEx students at Moraine Park Technical College in Wisconsin. The nontraditional student attrition questionnaire developed by Metzner (1983) and Bean (Metzner & Bean, 1987) was the instrument for the study. The instrument was used to examine the factors affecting intent to persist for both online and face-to-face students. Because the study included factors that the college may not have direct influence over, a separate analysis was conducted for factors that the college can directly affect. The results of this study showed that education usefulness, outside encouragement from employer, outside encouragement from friend, and financial certainty played important roles in online students’ intent to persist for both internal and external college-controllable variables. For face-to-face students, financial certainty, student satisfaction, academic stress, and outside encouragement by parents or spouse were the most important factors in intent to persist for both internal and external college-controllable variables.
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dc.format.mediumdoctoral dissertations
dc.identifierHurtienne_colostate_0053A_13149.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/167174
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectnon-traditional students
dc.subjectstudent persistence
dc.subjecttechnical college
dc.subjectonline education
dc.subjectdistance education
dc.subjectstudent retention
dc.titleFactors influencing nontraditional students' persistence in online programs for nontraditional students attending a Wisconsin technical college
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thesis.degree.disciplineEducation
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


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