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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Economic and Geographic Considerations Navigating the College Experience Race, Gender, & Related Demographics 57.3% of FGCS were female whereas only 42.7% were male (Nunez & Cuccaro-Alamin, 1998)Females more likely to dropout, unless they make it the second year of college (Ishitani 2006)Reduced academic success ; discrimination along racial and ethnic lines (Terenzini et al. 1996; Ting 2003) Lack of positive role models affected success (Ting 2003)Black and ethnic minority w/FGCS status predictive of diminished success in college (Strayhorn 2006)White FGCS often invisible (Stuber, 2011) Parity between the genders and an increase in achievement of females over males when looking at degree attainment at the graduate school level (Inkelas and McCarron, 2006) Lack of familial support (Hsiao, 1992; Padron, 1992; Richardson & Skinner, 1992; Terenzini et al., 1996; Ting, 2003) Culture shock (McCarron and Inkelas 2006)Discontinuity (Aries & Seider, 2005) Competing discourses (Wang 2012)Codeswitching (Wheeler, Swords, & Carpenter, 2004)Demonstrated lower engagement (Murphy & Hicks, 2006; Nunez & Cuccaro-Alamin, 1998; Terenzini et al., 1996). First-Generation College Student Characteristics lower SES correlated with a decreased likelihood of earning a college degree(Bowen et al., 2009)More likely married, older (Nunez & Cuccaro-Alamin, 1998)Employment important/necessary to FGCS (Nunez & Cuccaro-Alamin, 1998; Pascarella et al., 2004)Sometimes have financial dependentsGeographically constrained (Inman and Mayes, 1999)
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