ERIC Number: EJ1110046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
The College Transition for First-Year Students from Rural Oregon Communities
Ganss, Karen M.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v53 n3 p269-280 2016
This study explores the lived experiences of 10 students entering college from rural Oregon communities. Using narrative inquiry, the author examines students' transition, common experiences, and enrollment barriers. Resulting themes include: (a) unexpected emotional and social transition, (b) motivations for enrolling, (c) lack of social and co-curricular involvement, and (d) exposure to diversity leading to consciousness of a rural identity. Areas of further research and tools to improve rural students' college experience are discussed.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Rural Population, Student Experience, Personal Narratives, Barriers, Enrollment, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Emotional Development, Social Development, Student Adjustment, Cultural Differences, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon
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