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ERIC Number: ED551554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 152
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2678-3440-9
Factors Contributing to Academic Success and Persistence in Female, Lower Socioeconomic College Students
Huffman, Martisia Denise
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Azusa Pacific University
This qualitative research study looked at 13 students who because of their backgrounds and/or family environments were considered to be high risk of educational failure, but against the odds completed a 4-year degree with honors. Analysis of the open-ended interview protocol produced 5 emergent themes: (a) self-described individual attributes that led to participant success; (b) perceived barriers to success: poor mindset, life choices, and finances; (c) support systems that contributed to participant success; (d) sources of internal and external motivation to work toward the desired goal of education; and (e) the influence of personal faith or spirituality. [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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