Date of Award
PhD Higher Education Leadership, Management, Policy
Education Leadership, Management and Policy
Richard Blissett, PhD
Benjamin Skinner, PhD
Ruwayshid Alruwaili, PhD
First-generation college students, Higher education, Saudi Arabia, Cultural Capital, disadvantaged students, Higher education admission, Inclusive higher education
First-generation college student experience in Saudi Arabia exposed a significant gap. No literary work or research is dedicated to this demographic; their story remains untold. This dissertation highlighted the characteristics of first-generation and continuing-generation college students in Saudi universities compared to the global characteristics of first-generation college students. This dissertation is structured as two similar but unique papers, parallel studies. The first study used a quantitative approach and analyzed Survey data of college students in Saudi universities. The second study used a qualitative approach and analyzed interview data of admission deans and vice deans in Saudi universities.
Alshrief, Samah Faris, "First-Generation College Students in Saudi Universities" (2022). Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs). 3032.
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