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ERIC Number: EJ1090454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1940-7882
Earning Autonomy While Maintaining Family Ties: Black Women's Reflections on the Transition into College
Kennedy, Sheena; Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle
NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, v7 n2 p133-152 2014
African American women have made great strides in their college enrollment and graduation rates despite social and economic barriers. This study explores Black women's reflections on their college adjustment processes during their sophomore year at a predominantly White university. The findings indicated that the way participants coped with the new situation was to use the strategy of maintaining familial support while developing an autonomous sense of self.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A