In a previous blog we discussed Improving Retention Using The Success Profiler®. In this study, the eleven scales of The Personal Skills Map® (a core assessment of The Success Profiler) were identified as critical factors in improving student retention and academic performance. This study takes a closer look at three of the eleven key scales in The Personal Skills Map that seem to help predict student retention.
In a dissertation published in 2004 by Magdalena Williams entitled Achievement and Retention Patterns in a Predominantly Hispanic Serving Institution of Higher Education, Williams chronicles a study on retention/academic achievement. The focus of this research was on two variables considered to be critical to retention/academic performance. These factors were identified as academic and non-academic factors.