Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Shelley A Smith
In this thesis I explore differences in parental involvement during college preparation between first and non-first generation college students. I used the theories of social, cultural, and human capital to answer this question. I also look at how first and non-first generation differ among several other variables: parent's education, socioeconomic status, religion affiliation, religious attendance, gender, birth order, family structure, high school academic success, and parent involvement during sibling college preparation. I find that first generation students receive less parental involvement during college preparation than non-first generation college students. I also find differences between first and non-first generation students in regards to the variables, socioeconomic status, religion attendance, and birth order, and their impact on Involvement and Emotional Support. I find that first and non-first generation students are similar in regards to the impact of family structure, gender, parent's education, parental involvement during sibling's college preparation, and high school academic success on Involvement and Emotional Support.
Spencer, D. R.(2013). Parental Involvement During College Preparation: Differences between First and Non-First Generation College Students. (Master's thesis). Retrieved from http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/2706