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An Exploratory, Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experience of First-generation Female Students

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dc.contributor.author Gatto, Laura
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-21T19:46:36Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-21T19:46:36Z
dc.date.copyright 2009-10
dc.date.created 2009-10-13
dc.date.issued 2009-10-21T19:46:36Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2048
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an investigation of the lived experience of first generation female students in their first year of study at the University of Guelph in Guelph Ontario, Canada. The study highlights the importance of learning about the lived experience of first-generation female students, from their perspectives and in their own words. As previous research focuses most often on the demographics, academic performance, and persistence rates of first-generation students, this study is significant as it approaches the female first-generation student experience from a phenomenological standpoint. The women spoke at length about the effect their parents and siblings had on their academic lives. They talked of their experiences transitioning to university and the issues and challenges associated with their new environments. The participants in this study also shared what advice they would give to other first-generation students entering higher education. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Phenomenology en_US
dc.subject Exploratory en_US
dc.subject First-generation en_US
dc.title An Exploratory, Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experience of First-generation Female Students en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Capacity Development and Extension en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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