Date of Award

Summer 8-2018

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Human Capital Development

Committee Chair

Dr. H. Quincy Brown

Committee Chair Department

Human Capital Development

Committee Member 2

Dr. Heather M. Annulis

Committee Member 2 Department

Human Capital Development

Committee Member 3

Dr. Cynthia H. Gaudet

Committee Member 3 Department

Human Capital Development

Committee Member 4

Dr. Dale L. Lunsford

Committee Member 4 Department

Human Capital Development

Committee Member 5

Dr. Chad R. Miller

Committee Member 5 Department

Economic Development, Tourism, and Sports Management

Abstract

Investing in human capital development increases education levels, workplace skills, and boost individual abilities. Undergraduate students who attend class and perform well are more likely to get jobs, due to their development of workplace skills. State governments, as the funding bodies for public universities, are finding it beneficial to increase the number of college graduates because a citizenry that is prepared for the job market is ultimately good for the state. States recognize that an increase in education can produce job opportunities for citizens. University administrators can employ tactics to increase graduation rates, one of which is monitoring students’ class attendance.

This study uses a quasi-experimental design to analyze the influence of an electronic attendance monitoring system on undergraduate academic success. The researcher uses point-biserial and logistic regression to analyze archival data. Through this analysis of the current study, three findings were present: (a) an electronic attendance monitoring system increased academic success for students, (b) the presence of a positive relationship between electronic attendance monitoring and academic success, and (c) different literature-based demographics effect academic success of students depending on the course. Finally, the results show that attendance increases student academic success and implementing an electronic attendance monitoring system provides attendance accountability in the classroom.

ORCID ID

0000-0002-2388-9530

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