According to a recent article published in the New York Times, although the United

States is successful in enrolling students in colleges and universities, only half graduate with bachelor's degrees. Among wealthy countries, Italy is the only country with a larger dropout rate (Leonhardt, 2009). The results from the 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire (16 PF) previously given to undergraduate students from a technical institute in Western New York were analyzed to determine whether there were significant differences between students who were academically dismissed and then admitted into a college restoration program and students who were successfully passing. Perhaps by having the ability to identify students who may be at risk for academic dismissal from college, interventions could be put in place for these students before graduating high school to promote success in college. It was hypothesized that there would be significant differences in personality factors determined by the 16 PF questionnaire between the students in the college restoration program and the students in the control group.

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Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire--Evaluation; Academic achievement; College dropouts--Prevention

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School Psychology (MS)

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Psychology (CLA)


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Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at BF698.8.S5 B47 2010


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