Examining the Inclusivity of Parent and Family College Orientations: A Directed Content Analysis

Harper, Marquez Kiyama, Ramos, & Aguayo / / April 2018

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This study examined the inclusivity language and general characteristics (e.g., cost, duration, types of sessions offered) of 82 orientation programs across 35 states in the U.S. A directed content analysis of orientation websites revealed logistical considerations of attending orientation, such as cost and duration of orientation; variation in inclusive language regarding the use of parent, family, and friend terminology; and potential strategies for increased inclusivity and partnerships between parent and family orientation programs.