Student Retention Paper

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Enjoyment of College Academics and its Effects on Future Retention of Students Within High-Risk Stereotype Threat Minorities
Bret Vetter
Tennessee Technological University

This study is to explore the psychological factors that influence retention in context of college students at Tennessee Tech. The research will examine the responses of the participants who volunteer to participate to evaluate and predict the factors that will influence retention rates of these students.

Retention is defined as “failure to eliminate a substance from the body”. This term is widely used in academia on this subject to refer to people who “endure” or “stick with” activities,
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