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ERIC Number: EJ804840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0271-9517
A Model of First-Generation Latino/a College Students' Approach to Seeking Academic Information
Torres, Vasti; Reiser, Al; LePeau, Lucy; Davis, Laura; Ruder, Jeffrey
NACADA Journal, v26 n2 p65-70 Fall 2006
Using grounded theory methodology, we examined the experiences of first-generation Latino/a college students. Themes emerged in students' interactions with and perceptions of peers, advisors, and faculty members. A model derived from the data was developed to describe the unique ways first-generation Latino/a students sought information relating to classes, transferring, financial aid, and careers. We conclude the article with six recommendations and a discussion of how advisors might work with the Latino/a student population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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