Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Dr. Tracy Lara (Director), Dr. Aaron W. Hughey, Dr. Cynthia Mason
Department of Counseling and Student Affairs
Education Specialist of Counseling and Student Affairs
The current study assessed the efficacy of one TRIO program, Talent Search. This study compared the postsecondary enrollment of Talent Search participants and non participants. The comparison was conducted on a sample of 284 low-income college ready seniors from three south central Kentucky high schools. Results indicated that low-income students participating in the Talent Search program did enroll at a significantly higher rate than non-participants. This study also examined if the length of time students participated in the Talent Search program was significantly related to postsecondary enrollment. Results indicated no significant correlations. Additionally, this study examined if a relationship in postsecondary enrollment among Talent Search participants as related to their classification by Talent Search eligibility criteria of (a) low income only, (b) first generation only, and (c) both low-income and first generation exist. Results indicated no significant correlations. The findings in this study will help provide support of the effectiveness of TRIO, particularly Talent Search.
Education | Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Sales, Martha Jane, "Assessing the Efficacy of the Talent Search Program" (2008). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1.