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ERIC Number: EJ1046418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Student Loan Debt Literacy: A Comparison of First-Generation and Continuing-Generation College Students
Lee, Jason; Mueller, John A.
Journal of College Student Development, v55 n7 p714-719 Oct 2014
While much has been written about the increasing debt burden that college students incur, little research examines student's perceptions of debt. This study sought to determine if student loan debt literacy differs by generation status (first-generation and continuing-generation). The data for this study was collected from a sample of 156 first-year college students at mid-sized, public institution in the mid-Atlantic region. The results showed statistically significant differences between first-generation and continuing-generation college students with respect to the decision to use loans. Implications for practice, debt literacy measurement, and future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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