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dc.contributor.authorLutes, Charlene Ann
dc.descriptionDissertation submitted to Michigan State Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractVery 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.titleNontraditional Women Persisting in Community College to Meet Their Educational Goalsen_US

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