Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Hudson, J. Blaine
Sophomore slump; Retention; Mentoring
African American college students; Academic achievement--Social aspects; College dropouts--Prevention
There is a plethora of research regarding the first year undergraduate student experience; however, 2nd year students are facing adversity and consequently high rates of attrition. This phenomenon is known as the sophomore slump. There is limited research of how the sophomore slump impacts African Americans and research supports involvement, particularly as a peer mentor, increases student persistence beyond the 2nd year. This study uses Tinto's theory of student departure and Collin's theory of other-mothering to explore how the academic and social skills of CONECT peer mentors contribute to their experiences as peer mentors and their overall persistence.
Evans, Tiffany Christina, "Combating the sophomore slump through peer-mentoring among African American students at predominantly white institutions." (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 411.