Reworking the Student Departure Puzzle

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John M. Braxton
Vanderbilt University Press, 2000 - Education - 288 pages
More than a quarter of the students who enter four-year institutions and half of those who enter two-year schools depart at the end of their first year. This phenomenon is known as the "departure puzzle," and for years, the most important body of work on student retention has come from sociologist Vincent Tinto.

The contributors, including Tinto himself, offer a variety of both theoretical and methodological perspectives to the Student Departure Puzzle.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Economic Influences on Persistence Reconsidered
29
A Psychological Model of College Student Retention
48
College Climate and the Tinto Model
62
Linking Learning and Leaving
81
Optimizing Capital Social Reproduction
95
NEW THEORETICAL DIRECTIONS
127
Investigating the Processes of Persistence
157
Where Is the Student?
170
A Cultural Perspective on Student Departure
196
Power Identity and the Dilemma of College Student Departure
213
New Institutional Theory and Student Departure
235
Conclusion
257
Contributors
275
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John M. Braxton is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College.

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