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Master of Arts (M.A.)
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Dennis P. Brennan
Understanding economically disadvantaged students and the ways in which they perceive their environment, enrolled in middle to upper class universities, is essential to the study of student development. Six economically disadvantaged students were studied in order to understand their acquisition of self-efficacy, experienced challenges, and the ways in which they perceived their environment. The interviews revealed important information regarding their identity development in relation to economic status and their challenges and/or setbacks. Moreover, a theoretical framework is presented to assess institutional intent and impact, thus facilitating the disruption of oppressive policies and systems.
Camacho, Maria Sayil. (2008). Economically disadvantantaged students : perceptions and the acquisition of self-efficacy. University of the Pacific, Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/701
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