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ERIC Number: ED551248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 111
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2677-6742-4
First-Generation Students: Identifying Barriers to Academic Persistence
Godwin, Angela Felicia
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, The University of West Florida
First-generation students are more likely than non-first-generation students to depart from a postsecondary institution before a degree is attained. Factors that could impact academic persistence among first-generation students include low self-efficacy, lack of financial resources and parental support, poor college planning, and minimal school involvement at the collegiate level. A 49-item research instrument was administered to freshman students enrolled at The University of West Florida in the spring of 2011. There were obvious discrepancies between research results and previous literature. However, The University of West Florida has launched several programs to assist first-generation students with persisting toward degree attainment. [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: Florida