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ERIC Number: EJ699186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-22
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1099-0399
Nontraditional Students' Perspectives on College Education: A Qualitative Study
Chao, Ruth; Good, Glenn E.
Journal of College Counseling, v7 n1 p5 Spr 2004
This study explored nontraditional college students' perspectives on their college education. Forty-three undergraduate students with an average age of 38 years completed 60-minute structured interviews. Qualitative research methodology based on grounded theory was used in data synthesis. Results identified the central concept of hopefulness, which interacted with 5 other themes: (a) motivation, (b) financial investment, (c) career development, (d) life transition, and (e) support systems. Implications for counseling practice and future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A