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Supports and Barriers to Persistence

The researchers framed their findings in the study on adult student persistence as supports. Explore the support suggested as awareness of and management of the positive and negative forces that help or hinder persistence.

Find out what students listed as the negative and positive forces and name strategies for increasing the positive forces and reducing the negative forces. Think about how you and your program can address the situational, institutional, and dispositional barriers that face students.

Try an idea for supporting student persistence and share how it works with your colleagues.

Follow the steps to self-study below.

  1. Read the related research. next arrow
  2. Reflect on this research and your practice. next arrow
  3. Focus on an aspect of your practice. next arrow