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Appalachian Girls’ College Preparedness: An Intervention Programs Comparison

Nicely, Zetta K and Leake, Valerie and Riding Malon, Ruth and Aspelmeier, Jeffery (2012) Appalachian Girls’ College Preparedness: An Intervention Programs Comparison. PhD thesis, Radford University.

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Abstract

This study compares two programs that designed to increase college readiness for Appalachian youth. High Rocks for Girls and Appalachian Arts and Studies in Schools (AASIS) are enrichment programs designed to empower and better prepare Appalachian high school students for attending college. The programs are structured quite differently. High Rocks is an intensive empowerment and educational program that works with girls throughout their junior high and high school careers. AASIS is coeducational and less intensive; it occurs both in students’ high school classrooms and on Radford University’s campus. The study focused on sophomore, Junior, and Senior high school students in both programs. It was expected that differences will exist between the groups on measures of traditional and nontraditional college readiness, sense of belonging, and risk and resiliency factors. Results from this study will shape programming for both AASIS and High Rocks, as well as add to the general knowledge about Appalachian First-Generation Student’s needs. General findings will be shared with programs and sanitized data will become the property of the programs to use in program evaluation and development.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Zetta Nicely
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2012 15:42
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2013 15:22
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/91

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