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Loh Garrison, Yunkyoung; Liu, William Ming – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter explores social class myths, the Social Class Worldview Model, and suggestions for student affairs professionals to facilitate social class identity development.
Descriptors: Social Class, World Views, Models, Student Personnel Services
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Martin, Georgianna L.; Smith, Matthew J.; Williams, Brittany M. – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter discusses how deficit thinking around issues of social class can influence college students' social class identity development.
Descriptors: Social Class, Self Concept, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Martin, Georgianna L.; Williams, Brittany; Reynolds Young, Carley – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter explores social class as an important aspect of identity among college students. An emphasis is placed on how social class and social class identity are included and excluded from the literature, discourse, and practice in student affairs.
Descriptors: Social Class, Identification (Psychology), College Students, Student Personnel Services
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Pietrantoni, Zachary; Glance, Dorea – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2019
The Social Class and Classism Training Questionnaire was developed to assess multicultural competency and training of social class and classism for school counselor trainees (SCTs). The authors analyzed the differences between accreditation status, social class backgrounds, and factors contributing to SCTs' competence and training. Results showed…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counselor Training, Multicultural Education, Questionnaires
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Soria, Krista M. – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter analyzes the various ways social class identity has been measured among undergraduate students. Implications of social class definitions and measurement for student affairs practitioners also are discussed.
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Social Class, Identification (Psychology)
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Elkins, Becki; Hanke, Eran – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter outlines the concepts of social class privilege, highlights the experiences of students navigating social class, and examines the role of code-switching as a strategy to navigate higher education.
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Social Class, Advantaged, Fundamental Concepts
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Muzika, Keaton C.; Hudyma, Aaron; Garriott, Patton O.; Santiago, Dana; Morse, Jessica – Journal of Career Development, 2019
The present study examined the role of social class in the career decision-making of undergraduate students attending a private university. Grounded theory was used to describe the process of social class and undergraduates' career interests and plans. Interviews with undergraduate students (N = 21) resulted in four categories and 13 axial codes.…
Descriptors: Social Class, Student Attitudes, Career Choice, Decision Making
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Buckley, Jessica Belue; Park, Julie J. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Scholars and institution professionals alike think broadly about campus climate; yet, few have examined the climate for social class diversity (SCD) on campus, despite growing class divide in the United States. We examined climate for SCD and identity awareness through interviews with 31 diverse students about their interactions across class at a…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Social Class, Higher Education, Student Diversity
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Hwang, Mae Hyang; Lee, Jihye; Jung, Ae-Kyung – Journal of Career Development, 2019
Despite increased efforts and a broadened understanding of social class and its impact on career development, the career development of lower social class adolescents and its interaction with sociocontextual factors remain understudied. The current study explored the educational and career experiences of South Korean high school seniors using a…
Descriptors: Low Income, Career Development, High School Seniors, Foreign Countries
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Hunt, Carolyn S.; Seiver, Machele – Educational Review, 2018
In this conceptual literature review, the authors analyze research from the last 20 years to explore how social class discourses are reproduced, resisted, and appropriated within Kindergarten through Grade 12 classrooms in the United States. The findings challenge commonly held deficit discourses about students and families from economically…
Descriptors: Social Class, Self Concept, Discourse Analysis, Kindergarten
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Bettencourt, Genia M. – Journal of College Student Development, 2020
Attending college can create dissonance for working-class students as they experience tension between their home communities and the norms and values of higher education. In this study, I explored how working-class students make meaning of their social class identity at public research institutions. Through a critical constructivist narrative…
Descriptors: Working Class, College Students, Self Concept, Social Status
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Chiappa, Roxana; Perez Mejias, Paulina – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Studies on faculty income have typically focused on disparities associated with gender and race. Surprisingly, much less attention has been paid to the social class background of university faculty and how it might affect their pathways to the professoriate and their opportunities to access high-paying positions. We attempted to address this gap…
Descriptors: Social Class, Income, Teacher Background, College Faculty
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Culliney, Martin – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
This paper contributes to debates around social mobility and social capital by exploring the links between social class background, assistance from non-parental personal contacts for finding employment, and social class destination. The literature on social mobility, social capital and social networks is reviewed, drawing a conceptual distinction…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Social Class, Social Capital, Employment
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Strecker, Tanja; Feixa, Carles – Gender and Education, 2020
Social inequality regarding gender and social class is a topic of long-term interest in social research. However, the intersections between the two variables in the reproduction of inequalities in the field of education require further investigation. The longitudinal research project 'Social Inequality in Higher Education' aims to shed light on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Class, Social Bias, Gender Issues
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Madden, Meredith – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2015
How do critical pedagogies promote undergraduate students' awareness of social class, social class identity, and social class inequalities in education? How do undergraduate students experience class consciousness-raising in the intergroup dialogue classroom? This qualitative study explores undergraduate students' class consciousness-raising in an…
Descriptors: Social Class, Consciousness Raising, Qualitative Research, Student Journals
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