Graduation Date

Spring 2017

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

Program

Master of Arts degree with a major in Education

Committee Chair Name

Dr. Eric Van Duzer

Committee Chair Email

evv1@humboldt.edu

Committee Chair Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Second Committee Member Name

Dr. Mary Dingle

Second Committee Member Email

mary.dingle@humboldt.edu

Second Committee Member Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Subject Categories

Education

Abstract

Students navigating their sophomore year can expect to declare a major, narrow their career options, and find their purpose as a college student. Also, during this time students can experience the “Sophomore Slump”, a time where students encounter dissatisfaction, confusion and uncertainty with college. Due to the well documented experiences of first-generation college students, this study examines the experiences of first-generation and continuing-generation students experiencing the “Sophomore Slump.” Through quantitative and qualitative methods occurring over spring and fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters the results identify areas where first-generation students experience challenges in relation to the “Sophomore Slump” to a greater degree than their continuing-generation counterparts. Recommendations are made to provide support for academic success of first-generation college students, during their sophomore year.

Citation Style

APA

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Education Commons

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