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ERIC Number: EJ883622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Expectations and Experiences: The Voice of a First-Generation First-Year College Student and the Question of Student Persistence
Stieha, Vicki
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v23 n2 p237-249 Mar 2010
This single case study takes a phenomenological approach using the voice centered analysis to analyze qualitative interview data so that the voice of this first-generation college student is brought forward. It is a poignant voice filled with conflicting emotional responses to the desire for college success, for family stability, for meaningful friendships, and for understanding the self. In combination with other research calling for an expansion of the dominant theory of persistence, this research raises the importance of elevating family relationships in the student persistence model. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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