Date of Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy (PhD)
Michael T. Miller
Second Committee Member
Kathy Van Laningham
Third Committee Member
Education; Social sciences; Arkansas; College completion rates; Community development; Community expectancy; Cultural capital; Economic development; Social capital; Student success
Communities relay expectations of behavior that influence residents' decision making processes. The study's purpose was to define and identify Social, cultural, and human capital variables relevant to understanding community expectations of postsecondary attainment. The study sought an operational model of community expectancy that would allow policymakers and higher education leaders to recognize the community-level factors affecting student outcomes and then to make appropriate policy adjustments to encourage better outcomes.
Derden, Michael Wade, "Community Expectations of College Attendance and Completion" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 71.