Interpersonal Factors Related to the Pursuit of a Higher Education Among First Generation Undergraduate Students Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Interpersonal Factors Related to the Pursuit of a Higher Education Among First Generation Undergraduate Students

Creator

  • Author: Aguirre, Jacqueline S.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Jenkins, Sharon Rae
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Murrell, Amy R.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Callahan, Jennifer
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
    Additional Info: www.unt.edu

Date

  • Creation: 2012-05

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The typical educational stressors experienced by college students, in conjunction with developmental stressors such as separation from parents, individuation, and perceived social support, can interact to impact adaptation significantly. First generation college students (students who are the first in their family to attend college) can experience stressors beyond the typical educational stressors experienced by later generation college students, including lack of support from family and peers as well as financial difficulties that can interact to impact the pursuit of an education beyond the undergraduate level. The present study examined factors that may be especially influential in the pursuit of a higher education for first generation college students. Results indicated that aspects of family enmeshment were related to academic motivation for first generation students, but not for later generation students. Exploratory analysis showed that family and finances were mentioned more often among first generation students when compared to later generation students as stressors that strongly influence the desire to continue beyond the undergraduate level.

Subject

  • Keyword: Academics
  • Keyword: undergraduates
  • Keyword: first generation

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Aguirre, Jacqueline S.
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights Reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc149558

Degree

  • Academic Department: Department of Psychology
  • Degree Discipline: Psychology
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas
  • Degree Publication Type: thesi

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