publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

Conceptions of a Good College Student, Parent-Student Communication About College, First-Year Grades, and College Retention Among First- and Non-First-Generation College Students

Palbusa, Julienne Marie Alipio;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This study examined conceptions of a good college student, parent-student communication about college, academic achievement, college student retention, and college generation status among first-year college students. 344 undergraduates described the characteristics and skills of a good college student. In addition, they reported the frequency, perceived helpfulness, and quality (instrumental and emotional support) of parent-student communication about college. Student GPA and second year retention data were obtained from university records. Findings revealed that for the overall sample, the five most important (i.e., highest rated) characteristics and behaviors ...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATIONGeneralLiterature_REFERENCE(e.g.,dictionaries,encyclopedias,glossaries)
free text keywords: Developmental psychology, Higher education, Education, academic achievement, college student, cultural capital, first-generation, parental support, social support
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