Social class, finances and changes in attendance at the University of Guelph, 1987-1998

dc.contributor.advisorGilbert, Sid
dc.contributor.authorQuirke, Linda of Sociology and Anthropologyen_US of Guelphen_US of Artsen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an investigation of the rising costs of university attendance on students from modest backgrounds. Two surveys are examined. The Incoming Student Survey (ISS) provides data about the social class background of entering students. The Admitted Student Questionnaire (ASQ) provides information about the class background of students admitted to Guelph (whether or not they chose to attend) and their feelings about the cost of attending university. Then data suggest that students from modest backgrounds are more likely to take on debt, worry about paying for their education, be sensitive to cost of attending university, and are less likely to attend the University of Guelph in recent years, compared to their higher-SES counterparts. Qualitative interviews illustrate that students from modest backgrounds are apprehensive about debt and that lack of money is a source of stress, which negatively affects their academic performance.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.subjectchanges in attendanceen_US
dc.subjectsocial classen_US
dc.titleSocial class, finances and changes in attendance at the University of Guelph, 1987-1998en_US


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