ERIC Number: EJ1090449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
"Tightly Wound Rubber Bands": Exploring the College Experiences of Low-Income, First-Generation White Students
Martin, Georgianna L.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v52 n3 p275-286 2015
This qualitative study explores how low-income, first-generation, White students experienced their social class during college. Particular attention was given to how students' spent their time, energy, and resources during college. Overall, participants' stories reflected students who felt overextended and overwhelmed during college mostly due to the necessity of work combined with the rigors of collegiate academics. Implications for higher education research and practice are discussed.
Descriptors: White Students, Low Income Students, First Generation College Students, Student Experience, Qualitative Research, Social Class, Semi Structured Interviews, Student Journals, Student Employment, Working Hours, Time on Task, Money Management, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pell Grant Program