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ERIC Number: EJ780857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
First Generation College Students: Motivation, Integration, and Academic Achievement
Prospero, Moises; Vohra-Gupta, Shetal
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v31 n12 p963-975 Dec 2007
The study reported in this article investigated motivation and integration dimensions that influence college academic achievement of first-generation students compared to nonfirst-generation students. Participants consisted of 277 ethnically diverse students who were attending a community college. Bivariate and multivariate statistical analyses revealed that motivation and integration dimensions contributed significantly to academic achievement for first-generation students, but not for nonfirst-generation students. Specifically, among first-generation students, academic integration contributed to higher grade point averages while extrinsic motivation and amotivation contributed significantly to lower grades. Implications of these finding and recommendations are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A