ERIC Number: EJ996345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Why Do First-Generation Students Fail?
Mehta, Sanjay S.; Newbold, John J.; O'Rourke, Matthew A.
College Student Journal, v45 n1 p20-35 Mar 2011
Previous studies have determined factors contributing to first-generation student success. This study finds that first-generation students are less involved, have less social and financial support, and do not show a preference for active coping strategies. First-generation students report less social and academic satisfaction as well as lower grade point average. (Contains 4 tables.)
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Academic Achievement, Barriers, Self Efficacy, Student Characteristics, Family Environment, Social Support Groups, Time Management, Cultural Capital, College Environment, Student College Relationship, Participation, Grade Point Average, Financial Support, Academic Persistence, Coping, Satisfaction, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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