Predicting College Student Success
Dr. Eunhee Kim, ONU’s assistant director of Institutional Research, has co-authored a research paper, “Psychosocial Factors Predicting First-Year College Student Success” published in Journal of College Student Development, 54 (3), 247-266 (May-June 2013).
Her co-authors are Dr. Elizabeth Krumrei, assistant professor of psychology at Pepperdine University, Dr. Fred Newton, professor emeritus at Kansas State University, and Dr. Dan Wilcox, assistant professor of special education, counseling and student affairs at Kansas State University.
In the paper, the authors investigate the role of psychosocial factors (i.e., academic self-efficacy, organization and attention to study, stress and time management, involvement with college activity, emotional satisfaction and class communication) for college students’ academic performance. Their findings suggest the need for psychosocial assessment in targeting college success. Implications for institutional practice are also discussed of psychosocial assessment and intervention to help students succeed.
The research made use of the College Learning Effectiveness Inventory (CLEI), an assessment tool of personal attitudes, behaviors, and dispositions relevant to college academic success. Kim is one of the developers of CLEI, and she has co-authored its administration and scoring manual, workbook for students and research papers.
The Journal of College Student Development is a peer-reviewed academic journal on higher education and is the official publication of American College Personnel Association.