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Document Type

Research Study

Publication Date

Spring 2018


Earlier studies show a student’s sense of belonging at the university affects their willingness to continue enrolling in school. The New-Entering Freshmen in Fall 2017 were given a survey during the late September 2017. The results of the survey will be used in this study. Some of these students received interventions during summer or/ and Fall. The interventions given in summer 2017 were Social Belonging Intervention and Control Group Intervention. The Control Group Intervention was not designed to have any effect, but the Social Belonging Intervention is. Then, some students were intervened by the Advising Center in Fall 2017. The Social Belonging Intervention and Advising Intervention are the two interventions that this study will focus on to find out if there is any effect of the interventions on students’ term 2 retention. The intervention indicator variables and students’ Social Belonging Index and Academic Belonging Index retrieved from the survey results are used to predict students’ term 2 retention probability. The statistical power is also calculated in this study to show how likely the effect will be detected when there is an effect there to be detected.