Successful Transfer of Phi Theta Kappa Students into Institutions of Higher Learning
Carmichael, Stacy E.
AdvisorDavis, James E.
CommitteeScaggs, William F.
Wiseman, William M.
The study was conducted to identify characteristics that are associated with successful transfer to institutions of higher learning from 3 Phi Theta Kappa chapters at a large multi-campus Mississippi community college. The study examined participation rates and transfer rates of Phi Theta Kappa students. The current study also identified student characteristics that predict the successful transfer of Phi Theta Kappa members. A correlational methodological approach was employed. The Phi Theta Kappa chapters in this study have significant differences in membership, yet the factors that predict transfer to a 4-year university or college are few. The factors include age at transfer, cumulative grade point average, type of major, and associate degree completion. The analysis resulted in a model that may be used to predict the probability that a Phi Theta Kappa student will be a successful transfer. The model was able to predict the transfer of these students with significantly higher probabilities than the baseline model.