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Higher Education Administration

2016

Department of Educational Administration: Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

First-generation students

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Sense Of Belonging In Greek Lettered Organizations, Is It Different For First-Generation Students?, Samantha A. Martens Apr 2016

Sense Of Belonging In Greek Lettered Organizations, Is It Different For First-Generation Students?, Samantha A. Martens

Department of Educational Administration: Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

Involvement on a college campus can lead to students’ persistence through graduation (Tinto, 1993). Student attrition can be in an issue at institutions and Tinto (2012) states, “For four-year colleges and universities, whether public or private, 38% of those who leave will do so in their first year, and 29% in their second year” (p. 3). All students come to college with different backgrounds, experiences, and identities that impact their intentions on departing from their institutions (Tinto, 1975). One of these characteristics is first-generation student status. This quantitative study explored the experiences of first-generation and non-first-generation students by analyzing their …