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ERIC Number: ED546091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 167
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2675-9308-5
Early Integration of First-Generation College Students
Finley, Jennifer Bissell
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Northeastern University
Previous research has demonstrated that first-generation college students are less likely to persist to their sophomore year than non-first-generation students (Davis, 2010; Choy, 2001). The first six weeks has been identified as a critical time for adjustment and integration to college (Tinto, 1987; Astin, 1993; Woosley, 2003, 2009). Although rarely studied, successful integration within the first three weeks of the first year has been found to be predictive of degree completion (Woosley, 2009). This study examines the early transition (first three weeks) of first-generation college students at the University of Northern Colorado. Through multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) of pre-existing data gathered over a multi-year period, this study examines the effect first-generation status and early participation in residence life activities have on commitment to the institution, academic integration and social integration. The data was collected using a tool called "MAP-Works"® from three cohorts of first-year students in the fall semester of 2009, 2010 and 2011. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado