The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship and predictability of demographic factors, on the persistence rates among first-year, full-time, four-year degree-seeking students at a Historically Black College and University. Specifically, this study focused on the predictive power of demographic factors (gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status), and (high school GPA and number of hours passed) on the persistence rates among first-year, full-time, four-year degree-seeking students attending a Historically Black College and University.
The study approached the research questions from a correlational research design perspective. This type of research design was the most appropriate for this study because the researcher examined the predictable relationship between two or more predictor variables and one criterion variable (Babbie, 2014). This approach is centered on gathering statistical data. Further, this type of research method enables the researcher the opportunity to analyze the linear combination effects of the predictor variables on the criterion variable (Gay et al., 2016).
Thomas, D., Landy-Blacklock, S., Davis, J. D., Poats, L., Davis, R., & Brown-Fisher, D. (2023). The Predictable Relationship between Demographic Factors and Persistence of First-Year Students at a Historically Black College & University. The Journal of the Research Association of Minority Professors, 25(2). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/jramp/vol25/iss2/3