A Robust Estimation of the Relationship Between Study Abroad and Academic Outcomes among Community College Students
Melissa Whatley () and
Manuel S. González Canché
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Melissa Whatley: SIT Graduate Institute
Manuel S. González Canché: University of Pennsylvania
Research in Higher Education, 2022, vol. 63, issue 2, No 4, 308 pages
Abstract This study contributes to a line of research that examines the relationship between study abroad participation and academic success among students attending two-year institutions. We offer a multimodal narrative that comprehensively accounts for both student-level characteristics and indicators associated with students’ geographic origins in exploring study abroad participation and resulting academic outcomes, namely completion of any credential, completion of an Associate’s degree, enrollment in a four-year institution, percentage of credits passed, and cumulative GPA, at a two-year technical college in the U.S. Midwest. Our results suggest that study abroad is consistently and positively associated with students’ academic outcomes. This study has important implications for how we think about both who is able to access study abroad in the two-year sector and study abroad’s role in promoting student success at these institutions
Keywords: Study abroad; Community colleges; Geography; Generalized boosted regression; Propensity score modeling; Student academic outcomes (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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