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dc.contributor.authorAn, Brian P.
dc.contributor.authorParker, Eugene T.
dc.contributor.authorTrolian, Teniell L.
dc.contributor.authorWeeden, Dustin D.
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-07T21:27:57Z
dc.date.available2017-12-07T21:27:57Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationAn, B. P., Parker , E. T., Trolian, T. L., & Weeden, D. D. (2016). A holistic approach to estimating the influence of good practices on student outcomes at liberal arts and non-liberal arts institutions. Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education, 1, 153-175. Retrieved from http://www.informingscience.org/Publications/3446en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/25609
dc.description.abstractMany higher education administrators and researchers have considered certain “good practices” of institutions as an instrumental way to improve student outcomes. Chickering and Gamson’s (1987) seven principles of good practice has been particularly salient in defining these practices. Often, prior studies only select some of the seven principles for their analysis. Even studies that consider several principles of good practice on student outcomes typically examine the net effect of each principle instead of assessing how these principles holistically influence student out-comes. Using structural equation modeling, we test a basic conceptual framework where we in-vestigate the contribution of the seven principles on a global measure of good practices (GP), as well as the influence of GP on a multitude of student outcomes. We further test whether liberal arts colleges promote an institutional ethos of good practices as compared to non-liberal arts col-leges. Overall, the majority (but not all) of the principles affect GP. Moreover, we find partial evidence that liberal arts colleges foster an institutional ethos of good practices. Although a commitment to foster good practices may create a supportive environment that influences student outcomes, this commitment may lead to unintended consequences for those with little exposure to these good practices.en_US
dc.publisherInforming Science Instituteen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.informingscience.org/Publications/3446en_US
dc.rights(CC BY-NC 4.0) This article is licensed to you under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. When you copy and redistribute this paper in full or in part, you need to provide proper attribution to it to ensure that others can later locate this work (and to ensure that others do not accuse you of plagiarism). You may (and we encourage you to) adapt, remix, transform, and build upon the material for any non-commercial purposes. This license does not permit you to use this material for commercial purposes.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectGood practicesen_US
dc.subjectLearning outcomesen_US
dc.subjectStudent experiencesen_US
dc.subjectLiberal arts collegesen_US
dc.subjectLiberal arts educationen_US
dc.subjectWa-bash National Studyen_US
dc.titleA Holistic Approach to Estimating the Influence of Good Practices on Student Outcomes at Liberal Arts and non-Liberal Arts Institutionsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
kusw.kuauthorParker, Eugene T.
kusw.kudepartmentEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen_US
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, publisher versionen_US
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