Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Educational Psychology & Higher Education
First Committee Member
Vicki J. Rosser
Second Committee Member
Doris L. Watson
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
Number of Pages
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.
College dropouts – Prevention; Degrees, Academic; Golf; Golf courses – Management – Study and teaching (Higher); Institution; Persistence; PGA; Professional Golf Association; Program; Student; Undergraduates
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Cain, Christopher Paul, "Examination of Student, Program, and Institutional Support Characteristics that Relate to PGA Golf Management Students' Intent to Persist" (2013). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 1978.