ERIC Number: EJ1108414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Yes, No, Maybe So: College Students' Attitudes Regarding Debt
Zerquera, Desiree D.; McGowan, Brian L.; Ferguson, Tomika L.
Journal of College Student Development, v57 n5 p609-613 Jul 2016
We examined college student attitudes regarding debt. Based on focus group interviews with 31 students from 4 different institutions within a Midwestern university system, data analysis yielded a continuum that captures students' debt approaches while enrolled in college. Findings indicate that students avoided debt completely, made intentional efforts to minimize debt, or fully accepted carrying multiple forms of debt as an integral part of the college-going experience. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Debt (Financial), Focus Groups, Money Management, Undergraduate Students, Coding, Student Behavior, Semi Structured Interviews
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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