Award Date

12-1-2013

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Educational Psychology & Higher Education

First Committee Member

Vicki J. Rosser

Second Committee Member

Doris L. Watson

Third Committee Member

Nancy Lough

Fourth Committee Member

James Busser

Number of Pages

196

Abstract

The examination of student (entry characteristics, academic performance, career goals, and interaction with peers and faculty), program (programmatic interventions, academic major, and learning communities), and institutional support characteristics (financial aid and residence) that relate to cohort intent to persist are studied among 490 PGA Golf Management University Program undergraduate students from 12 universities. Results from this analysis will offer insight into which persistence factors lead to students' matriculation to the next cohort, with the ultimate goal of program completion. Identifying persistence factors related to student, program, and institutional support characteristics will help guide PGA Golf Management University programs by: recruiting the student with the characteristics that are likely to persist in the program; develop program characteristics that optimize cohort matriculation; and utilize and or promote the university characteristics that support program completion.

Keywords

College dropouts – Prevention; Degrees, Academic; Golf; Golf courses – Management – Study and teaching (Higher); Institution; Persistence; PGA; Professional Golf Association; Program; Student; Undergraduates

Disciplines

Education | Educational Leadership | Sports Management

Language

English


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