A Modified Model of College Student Persistence: Exploring the Relationship between Astin's Theory of Involvement and Tinto's Theory of Student Departure

Jeffrey F. Milem, Joseph B. Berger

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This study provides insight into Ist-year undergraduate persistence by using behavioral measures, based on Astin's theory of involvement, to further our understanding of Tinto's theory of student departure. The findings from this study support using an integrated model in which student behaviors and perceptions interact to influence the development of academic and social integration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-400
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of College Student Development
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 1997


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