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The Differential Patterns of College Involvement Between Transfer and Native Students


Author(s): Wang, X., & Wharton, B. I.

Citation: Wang, X., & Wharton, B. I. (2010). The Differential Patterns of College Involvement Between Transfer and Native Students. Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 22(1), 49-66.

 

Abstract

Guided by a conceptual model of student involvement, this study examined the patterns of undergraduate student involvement in academic and social activities and student services, focusing on a comparison between transfer and native students at a large, Midwestern public research university. The results indicated that compared to native students, transfer students did not seem to differ much in academic involvement; however, transfers were less involved socially, used fewer student support services, and participated less in campus events and student organizations.

 

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