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ERIC Number: EJ1102759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1542-3077
Academic Deficiency: Student Experiences of Institutional Labeling
Barouch-Gilbert, Abraham
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, v27 n2 p101-111 Fall 2015
Limited existing research examines how undergraduate students in the United States experience the process of being identified as deficient due to their academic performance. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the lived experiences of college students on academic probation who were labeled academically deficient. Students expressed feelings of failure and embarrassment with respect to others (e.g., parents, friends, students). In addition, they indicated they had limited knowledge of academic information, such as grading systems and institutional expectations for academic performance. Ultimately, students shared their desires of being approached by the institution before academic probation in order to ensure their academic success. Implications for practice and future research are addressed.
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:
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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