Nontraditional Women Persisting in Community College to Meet Their Educational Goals
|dc.contributor.author||Lutes, Charlene Ann|
|dc.description||Dissertation submitted to Michigan State University||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||Very little research has been done about the role of relationships of women in poverty seeking higher education goals. A grounded theory, qualitiative approach, was used to organize and interpret the data of study, a naturalistic inquiry of women’s lives firsthand. As a group of 30 women began to be interviewed, saturation was reached when a common set of propositions emerged with one overall identifying theme: the power of relationships. This study found that women identified reliable and positive relationships that helped them persist. They also identified the one relationship that became a barrier to persistence in achieving their college goals: their mothers.||en_US|
|dc.title||Nontraditional Women Persisting in Community College to Meet Their Educational Goals||en_US|
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