Feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of acceptance and commitment training for academic success of at-risk college students from low income families

Authors:
Emily K. Sandoz, Karen Kate Kellum, Kelly G. Wilson

Abstract:
Despite efforts to improve university retention, many low-income students are leaving college without a degree. The current study evaluated the preliminary effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Training for low-income students at risk for academic failure. In general, participants exhibited improved academic performance the following semester, which was predicted from valued living. Fifty-seven percent of participants graduated within six years, surpassing the graduation rate of a comparison group and exceeding national graduation rates.

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