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ERIC Number: EJ1150267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1949-6591
Navigating Uncertainty and Responsibility: Understanding Inequality in the Senior-Year Transition
Silver, Blake R.; Roksa, Josipa
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v54 n3 p248-260 2017
Relying on interviews with 62 college seniors, this study explores students' experiences with uncertainty and responsibility as they approach graduation. Notable differences between first-generation and continuing-generation students emerged in relation to: (a) how seniors experienced responsibility and commitment as they approached graduation, and (b) how disparities in parental resources and information shaped uncertainty. The findings also highlight important racial variation that was found within these groups. Implications for research and student affairs practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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