Community college re-enrollment after hurricane Katrina

Sarah Lowe, Jean Rhodes

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In this study, we explored predictors of community college re-enrollment after Hurricane Katrina among a sample of low-income women (N = 221). It was predicted that participants' pre-hurricane educational optimism would predict community college re-enrollment a year after the hurricane. The influence of various demographic and additional resources (e.g., social support, childcare, hours of employment, psychological well-being) was also explored. High levels of pre-and post-hurricane educational optimism were significant predictors of re-enrollment, as were lower post-hurricane psychological distress and fewer post-hurricane hours employed. In addition, experiencing a greater number of moves since the hurricane was a marginally significant predictor of post-hurricane re-enrollment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-249
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012

Fingerprint

optimism
community
social support
low income
well-being
resources

Cite this

@article{435b1ad2d566495b9688337a16fccd96,
title = "Community college re-enrollment after hurricane Katrina",
abstract = "In this study, we explored predictors of community college re-enrollment after Hurricane Katrina among a sample of low-income women (N = 221). It was predicted that participants' pre-hurricane educational optimism would predict community college re-enrollment a year after the hurricane. The influence of various demographic and additional resources (e.g., social support, childcare, hours of employment, psychological well-being) was also explored. High levels of pre-and post-hurricane educational optimism were significant predictors of re-enrollment, as were lower post-hurricane psychological distress and fewer post-hurricane hours employed. In addition, experiencing a greater number of moves since the hurricane was a marginally significant predictor of post-hurricane re-enrollment.",
author = "Sarah Lowe and Jean Rhodes",
year = "2012",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.2190/CS.14.2.e",
language = "English",
volume = "14",
pages = "227--249",
journal = "Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice",
issn = "1521-0251",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "2",

}

Community college re-enrollment after hurricane Katrina. / Lowe, Sarah; Rhodes, Jean.

In: Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice, Vol. 14, No. 2, 01.01.2012, p. 227-249.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Community college re-enrollment after hurricane Katrina

AU - Lowe, Sarah

AU - Rhodes, Jean

PY - 2012/1/1

Y1 - 2012/1/1

N2 - In this study, we explored predictors of community college re-enrollment after Hurricane Katrina among a sample of low-income women (N = 221). It was predicted that participants' pre-hurricane educational optimism would predict community college re-enrollment a year after the hurricane. The influence of various demographic and additional resources (e.g., social support, childcare, hours of employment, psychological well-being) was also explored. High levels of pre-and post-hurricane educational optimism were significant predictors of re-enrollment, as were lower post-hurricane psychological distress and fewer post-hurricane hours employed. In addition, experiencing a greater number of moves since the hurricane was a marginally significant predictor of post-hurricane re-enrollment.

AB - In this study, we explored predictors of community college re-enrollment after Hurricane Katrina among a sample of low-income women (N = 221). It was predicted that participants' pre-hurricane educational optimism would predict community college re-enrollment a year after the hurricane. The influence of various demographic and additional resources (e.g., social support, childcare, hours of employment, psychological well-being) was also explored. High levels of pre-and post-hurricane educational optimism were significant predictors of re-enrollment, as were lower post-hurricane psychological distress and fewer post-hurricane hours employed. In addition, experiencing a greater number of moves since the hurricane was a marginally significant predictor of post-hurricane re-enrollment.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84866614418&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.2190/CS.14.2.e

DO - 10.2190/CS.14.2.e

M3 - Article

VL - 14

SP - 227

EP - 249

JO - Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice

JF - Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice

SN - 1521-0251

IS - 2

ER -