Date Approved

1-20-2021

Embargo Period

1-22-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. Higher Education

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Walpole, MaryBeth

Second Advisor

McCombs, Tyrone

Third Advisor

Tinnin, Andrew

Keywords

Low Income, Marginality, Mattering

Subject(s)

First-generation college students

Disciplines

Higher Education

Abstract

The purpose of this research study was to determine the attitudes of low-income, first-generation White students' as it relates to their sense of mattering at Rowan University. In addition to a demographic sheet, data were collected using Mattering Inventory (Tovar et al., 2009).

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