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ERIC Number: EJ1047354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1542-3077
Trailblazing: Exploring First-Generation College Students' Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Academic Adjustment
Elliott, Diane Cárdenas
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, v26 n2 p29-49 2014
This study explored the relationship between academic self-efficacy beliefs and the academic adjustment of first-generation and non-first-generation students. Findings supported the presence of a differential relationship that was generally weaker for first-generation students. However, findings also suggested first-generation students experienced incongruence between perceptions and college performance. Understanding the role first-generation students' self-efficacy beliefs play in their adjustment to college may help counselors, administrators, and faculty develop interventions that ease the transition to college and improve educational outcomes of this at-risk population.
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-6229; Fax: 803-777-4699; e-mail:; Web site:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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