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ERIC Number: EJ982881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
First-Generation Undergraduate Students and the Impacts of the First Year of College: Additional Evidence
Padgett, Ryan D.; Johnson, Megan P.; Pascarella, Ernest T.
Journal of College Student Development, v53 n2 p243-266 Mar-Apr 2012
Using longitudinal data from the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education, our findings suggest that first-generation students are at a significant disadvantage across cognitive and psychosocial outcomes compared to students whose parents have at least some postsecondary education. Furthermore, we tested for the conditional effects of good practices on first-year outcomes and found that effects of good practices on both cognitive and psychosocial outcomes differed in magnitude, and sometimes in direction, for first-generation versus non-first-generation students. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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