Educational change.; Social learning.; Counseling in secondary education.; Social networks.; Belonging (Social psychology); Teacher-student relationships.
"Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education."; Dissertation advisor: Ellen Retelle.; Ed.D.,Central Connecticut State University,,2013.; Includes bibliographical references (leaves 160-170).
College dropouts -- Prevention; College dropouts; College students -- Psychology
Over the years concerns have increased about retention and attrition in higher education. In order to develop and improve retention services it is important to understand the underlying dynamics associated with institutional departure. As opposed...