Participation and retention within a predominantly Asian adult ESL population in Honolulu, Hawai'i

dc.contributor.advisor Brown, James D.
dc.contributor.author Gammon, Roderick A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-09T21:45:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-09T21:45:45Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study quantifies adult student participation and retention in an English as a Second Language (ESL) program in Honolulu, Hawaii. Within the prior literature, American quantitative participation studies often under-represent non-Spanish or English-speaking populations. The retention literature is commonly qualitative and considers binomial retention. Using data gathered by the institution’s testing system, the discussion in this paper therefore first asks, how does the observed population (N = 918; n = 594), which is largely Asian, compare to the national population? Second, what predictors can be identified relevant to multinomial retention? In brief, the population is younger and better educated, but less often employed than the national population. Logistic regression analyses indicate that class type and prior diploma predict withdrawal within two weeks with 68.60% accuracy. However despite significant model fits (p < .005), overall predictive ability ranged between 51.30% and 66.00% for assessed models. en_US
dc.format.digitalorigin reformatted digital en_US
dc.format.extent 26 pages en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/40664
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartof University of Hawai'I Second Langauge Studies Paper 23(1)
dc.title Participation and retention within a predominantly Asian adult ESL population in Honolulu, Hawai'i en_US
dc.type Second Language Studies Paper en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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