Thesis

Experiences within first-year advising among first-generation Latino/a college freshmen: an institutional analysis on the transmission of cultural capital

Thesis (M.A., Sociology)--California State University, Sacramento, 2018.

The purpose of this study is to explore how a Northern California University’s Academic Advising Center’s First Year Advising Program is serving first generation Latina/o students. This quantitative study will analyze the type of visits made after students’ mandatory First Year Advising appointments as well as the academic attainment of incoming 2009 freshmen class of first generation Latina/o students. This study focuses on the cultural capital the Academic Advising Center provides students through the First Year Advising Program. The major goals of this study are to (1) analyze first generation Latina/o students’ academic attainment, who were part of the First Year Advising Program and (2) provide suggestions to better serve this growing population of students.

The purpose of this study is to explore how a Northern California University’s Academic Advising Center’s First Year Advising Program is serving first generation Latina/o students. This quantitative study will analyze the type of visits made after students’ mandatory First Year Advising appointments as well as the academic attainment of incoming 2009 freshmen class of first generation Latina/o students. This study focuses on the cultural capital the Academic Advising Center provides students through the First Year Advising Program. The major goals of this study are to (1) analyze first generation Latina/o students’ academic attainment, who were part of the First Year Advising Program and (2) provide suggestions to better serve this growing population of students.

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