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FAMILY CONTEXT INFLUENCE ON COLLEGE ENTRY MATH PROFICIENCY AMONG FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS

2013, MA, Kent State University, College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services / School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences.
The purpose of this study was to utilize an ecological perspective to examine how parent-adolescent relationship quality (microsystem), parental involvement (mesosysem), and parental employment characteristics (exosystem) relate to math proficiency at college entry for first-generation students. The participants in this study were 107 freshman first-generation college students from Kent State University. The majority of the sample resided with both parents during high school, 37 resided with just their mother, and five resided with just their father during high school. The participants completed several measures to retroactively assess the parent-adolescent relationship quality, parental involvement, and parental employment characteristic of the parent(s) they resided with during high school. In addition, a pre-college math coursework, college mathematics, and a demographic measure were completed as well by the participants. The results were correlated with their placement into math courses upon matriculation to determine what factors relate to math proficiency. Findings indicate a parent-adolescent relationship quality variable for mother's and father's are related to math proficiency at college entry for first-generation students. Overall, the variables of the parental-adolescent relationship quality are salient indicators of math proficiency for first-generation students.
Rhonda Richardson, Ph.D (Advisor)
Maureen Blankemeyer, Ph.D (Committee Member)
Kelly Cichy, Ph.D (Committee Member)
92 p.

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Williams, Ashley. "FAMILY CONTEXT INFLUENCE ON COLLEGE ENTRY MATH PROFICIENCY AMONG FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Kent State University, 2013. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 17 Oct 2017.

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Williams, Ashley "FAMILY CONTEXT INFLUENCE ON COLLEGE ENTRY MATH PROFICIENCY AMONG FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Kent State University, 2013. https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

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