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ERIC Number: EJ797339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
Theorizing Multidimensional Identity Negotiation: Reflections on the Lived Experiences of First-Generation College Students
Orbe, Mark P.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n120 p81-95 Sum 2008
Drawing from recent research on first-generation college (FGC) students, this chapter advances an interdisciplinary theoretical framework for understanding how these students enact multiple aspects of their personal, cultural, and social identities. I use dialectical and cross-cultural adaptation theories as a foundation to extend examinations of how diverse FGC students negotiate the alien culture of the academy against that of home. In this regard, college is situated as a pivotal point of development, and successful negotiation of identity tensions is represented as a key factor in academic success. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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