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A Quantitative Study of the Relationship Between Pell Grant Aid and Associated Variables in a Florida Public State College

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2014
Abstract/Description:
Using Bean and Metzner's conceptual framework related to non-traditional student attrition, the responsible use of Federal Pell Grants was studied by examining the retention and academic performance of college-credit seeking students in a public college in Florida that predominantly offered two year degree programs. Also analyzed were differences between Pell Grant recipients and non-recipients among various demographic categories. Chi-square tests of independence indicated that statistical significance existed between Pell Grant recipients and non-recipients in retention rates from fall to spring terms, as well as in the demographic variables of academic performance, gender, ethnicity, age group, residency, and credit hours achieved. Only the variable of ethnicity showed a medium practical effect size, with all the other variables indicating a small to no practical effect size.
Title: A Quantitative Study of the Relationship Between Pell Grant Aid and Associated Variables in a Florida Public State College.
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Name(s): Powers, Lynn, Author
Cintron Delgado, Rosa, Committee Chair
Owens, James, Committee Member
Cox, Thomas, Committee Member
Roman, Marcia, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Using Bean and Metzner's conceptual framework related to non-traditional student attrition, the responsible use of Federal Pell Grants was studied by examining the retention and academic performance of college-credit seeking students in a public college in Florida that predominantly offered two year degree programs. Also analyzed were differences between Pell Grant recipients and non-recipients among various demographic categories. Chi-square tests of independence indicated that statistical significance existed between Pell Grant recipients and non-recipients in retention rates from fall to spring terms, as well as in the demographic variables of academic performance, gender, ethnicity, age group, residency, and credit hours achieved. Only the variable of ethnicity showed a medium practical effect size, with all the other variables indicating a small to no practical effect size.
Identifier: CFE0005231 (IID), ucf:50581 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-05-01
Ed.D.
Education and Human Performance, Educational and Human Sciences
Doctoral
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Subject(s): Retention and Academic Performance of Pell Grant Students -- Community Colleges -- Florida College System -- Student Responsibility with Pell Grant Aid -- Federal Financial Aid -- College Student Fiscal Responsibility -- Community College Student Demographics
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005231
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Host Institution: UCF

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