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Exploring Students’ Perspectives on the Development of Post-Secondary Educational Aspirations

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Title: Exploring Students’ Perspectives on the Development of Post-Secondary Educational Aspirations
Author: Bali, Venus
Department: Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
Program: Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
Advisor: Sutherland, OlgaVan Rhjin, Tricia
Abstract: This study was focused on Canadian undergraduate students’ perspectives of how they became aspired to pursue higher education. Participants were recruited from undergraduate classes at a university in southwestern Ontario. Seventy-one participants took part in the study and completed an online survey. Narratives from participants were qualitatively analyzed using thematic analysis (Braun & Clarke, 2006). Six different themes were generated: natural progression, societal and parental expectations, family influence, career opportunities, role models, and emancipation. Directions for future research and implications are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/10493
Date: 2017-05-29


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