I Can And I Did: A First-Generation College Student Achieving The American Dream
A first-generation college graduate reflects on her journey to achieve her American dream of earning her college degree.
Dennis, Phinney, & Chuateco, 2005 / Journal of College Student Development / June 2005
The role of personal motivational characteristics and environmental social supports in college outcomes was examined in a longitudinal study of 100 ethnic minority first-generation college students. Personal/career-related motivation to attend college in the fall was a positive predictor and lack of peer support was a negative predictor of college adjustment the following spring. Lack of peer support also predicted lower spring GPA.