Students develop aspirations to attend college at an early age; the difficulty comes in making those aspirations real. Students whose parents' highest education level is a high school diploma or less will be the first in their family to attend college. These individuals, often referred to as first-generation students, face more barriers than their counterparts with parents who hold a college degree. The reality of attending and finishing college for first-generation students requires much more persistence and determination than is required for second- or third-generation students.After reviewing relevant literature and career barrier scales, Swanson and Tokar ( 1991a) created a scale that would assess the various stages of ... judges were able to categorize the responses based on the three categories Swanson and Tokar derived from the literature. ... The sample of students came up with over 1 1 00 statements that described the barriers they could face in pursuing their careers.
|Title||:||College Attendance Beliefs of 7th Grade Students: Comparisons Between Prospective First-generation and Non-first-generation College Students|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|