Impacts of good practices on cognitive development, learning orientations, and graduate degree plans during the first year of college

Ty M. Cruce, Gregory C. Wolniak, Tricia A. Seifert, Ernest T. Pascarella

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Abstract

This study estimated separately the unique effects of three dimensions of good practice and the global effects of a composite measure of good practices on the cognitive development, orientations to learning, and educational aspirations of students during their first year of college. Analyses of longitudinal data from a representative sample of colleges and universities were conducted, and net of a battery of confounding influences, measures of good practices were positively related to a number of first-year outcomes. The magnitude of the effects of these good practices differed by the pre-college characteristics of the students and by the type of institution attended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-383
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of College Student Development
Volume47
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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