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ERIC Number: ED555098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 102
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3033-4893-8
Senior Level First-Generation College Student Descriptions of the Impact of Academic Self-Efficacy, Parental Support, and Cultural Capital on College Enrollment and Matriculation
Darby, Michele A.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Dowling College
The purpose of this study was to investigate the strategies employed by senior level first-generation college students (FGCS) as it pertains to academic self-efficacy, parental support, and cultural capital and their role in college enrollment and matriculation. The examination also included additional emergent factors that contributed to FGCS college enrollment and matriculation. Six FGCS college seniors enrolled in a private university were selected for a semi-structured interview regarding their enrollment and matriculation experience. They were also asked questions regarding the impact of academic self-efficacy, parental support, and cultural capital on their college enrollment and matriculation. Finally, the participants were questioned regarding additional factors that contributed to their enrollment and matriculation. The findings of this study were as follows: FGCS reported that academic self-efficacy, parental support, and cultural capital had an impact on the college enrollment and matriculation. In addition, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation played a role in their college enrollment and matriculation. The FCGS participants in this study self-identified as successful seniors on the road to baccalaureate 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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