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ERIC Number: ED581024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 194
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-3554-9597-3
First-Generation College Students' Guilt and Its Influences on Social Capital
Reyes-Osorio, Osmara
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, California State University, Fullerton
This qualitative dissertation looks at how first-generation college students (FGCS) experience the emotion of guilt as it relates to social capital within higher education. This study included 21 FGCS enrolled at two community colleges in Los Angeles County, California. The study found that guilt, along with other variables influence first-generation college students' access to social capital. Themes included: positive experiences associated with being a FGCS, parental support, FGCS not working, guilt (associated with familial responsibilities), pride, resiliency through positive self-talk, and challenges accessing social capital. Implications for policy, practice, theory, and future research are discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)