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David Daigler – Maine Community College System, 2024
The Maine Community College System provides this letter in accordance with 20-A MRSA §10013. This law requires the Maine Community College System (MCCS), University of Maine System (UMS), and Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) to provide the following information about first-generation college students by January 15th of each year: (1) Data regarding…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, First Generation College Students, Community College Students, Enrollment Rate
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Jennifer C. Duckworth; Devon A. Abdallah; Michael S. Gilson; Christine M. Lee – Journal of American College Health, 2024
Objective: Among two-year college students, alcohol and marijuana use, related consequences, and risk factors for use are not well understood. We examined differences between two- and four-year students in alcohol and marijuana use, consequences, and perceived descriptive norms, and explored whether two-year status moderated associations between…
Descriptors: Drinking, Marijuana, Risk, Drug Use
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Salome Mshigeni; Gilna Samuel; Winifred Scott – Journal of American College Health, 2024
Objective: The prevalence of illnesses related to VPDs is higher among older adults and college students experience them despite decades of vaccine availability. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American College Health Association (ACHA) emphasizes that all students should provide vaccine proof or receive immunizations prior to…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Immunization Programs, First Generation College Students
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Shakila Begum; Andrea Du Preez; Michelle Robinson; Patricia A. Zunszain – Student Success, 2024
First-in-family (FiF) students experience significant barriers to university participation and are less likely to seek mental health help. This can contribute to increased dropouts when compared to non-FiF students. Using a mixed methods approach, we aimed to ascertain sources of mental health support and underlying factors for the preferences…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Help Seeking, Student Behavior, College Students
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Ibrahim Bicak – Research in Higher Education, 2024
This study describes course withdrawal behaviors in the Texas public higher education institutions and examines the predictors of course withdrawal by using statewide administrative datasets. The findings showed that two-thirds of the college students in the sample withdrew from at least one course, highlighting course withdrawal as a prevalent…
Descriptors: Withdrawal (Education), College Students, Community College Students, Transfer Students
Ruby Roxanne Rodriguez – ProQuest LLC, 2023
The research problem it is not known if and to what extent the difference exists in self-efficacy and self-reported academic performance for first-generation college students and continuing-generation college students in the United States. The purpose of this quantitative comparative study is to determine if and to what extent the difference…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, College Students
Ellie Kaverman – Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2023
In 2022, the Center for the Study of Social Policy and Project SPARC conducted research to better understand the barriers experienced by parenting students in CalWORKs, California's cash assistance program for families with children. This brief highlights findings from the research on parenting students' experiences transferring to four-year…
Descriptors: Parents, College Students, College Transfer Students, Barriers
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Chelsey L. Holden; Lindsay E. Wright; Angel M. Herring; Pat L. Sims – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2024
More research is needed to understand the relationships between imposter syndrome, perfection, and stress, as well as how they might be similar or different among first- and continuing-generation college students. This research study examines the relationships among imposter syndrome, perfectionism, and stress among first- and…
Descriptors: College Students, First Generation College Students, Stress Variables, Personality Traits
Daigler, David – Maine Community College System, 2022
The Maine Community College System is providing this letter in accordance with 20-A MRSA §10013. This law requires the Maine Community College System (MCCS), University of Maine System (UMS), and Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) to provide the following information about first-generation college students by January 15th of each year: (1) data…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, First Generation College Students, Community College Students, Enrollment Rate
Jamilla Jamison – ProQuest LLC, 2023
It is well documented that college degree attainment can impact lifetime earnings and social mobility. However, research shows that first-generation college students (FGCs) are less likely than their peers to enroll in college after high school. The influence of a college counselor at the high school level as an influential other may positively…
Descriptors: College Students, High School Students, School Counselors, First Generation College Students
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Nora Moran; David Ackerman – Journal of Education for Business, 2024
Many companies use artificial intelligence (AI) to screen job applicants. With more colleges also adopting AI programs to provide feedback on job seekers' applications, will students be receptive to using these tools? This research shows certain key factors -- perceptions of AI program effectiveness and enjoyability, higher networking anxiety, and…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Career Readiness, Student Attitudes, Student Interests
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Cate, Leandra; Wetzstein, Lia; Kovacich, Katie – Community College Research Initiatives, 2023
One of the key commitments of the Community College Research Initiatives (CCRI's) STEM Transfer Partnership (STP) program is to transform STEM transfer pathways and improve outcomes for students from low-income backgrounds using student input. Student input is an essential element in institutional transformation for student success but the process…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Attitudes, Educational Change, Data Collection
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Ann Y. Kim; Vina Ton; Daniel Vega – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2024
Female students, Latinx students, first-generation students, and transfer students often feel uncomfortable in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) environments. However, some departments have been making progress in changing that. Guided by double consciousness and person-environment fit theory, we investigated the lived…
Descriptors: Females, Hispanic American Students, First Generation College Students, College Transfer Students
Kinsman, Jeremy – ProQuest LLC, 2023
This research examines the relationship between financial aid, price, and the enrollment decisions of first-generation college students. Using human capital and socio-cultural theories in conjunction with previous research, the study establishes a conceptual framework to assess how personal, academic, and college variables associate with a…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Costs, College Choice, First Generation College Students
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Amy Versnik Nowak; Cassaundra Mohawk; Amy Harris; Carrie Warmka – American Journal of Health Education, 2024
Background: People seek complementary health approaches (CHAs) for a variety of health reasons, and high rates of CHA use among U.S. college students have been reported. Purpose: Based on a 2012 study, researchers assessed trends in college CHA use by conducting an updated systematic review of studies published between June 2011-December 2022.…
Descriptors: College Students, Medicine, Health Education, Health Behavior
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