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Gender as a factor in shaping young urban female students’ college choice process.

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Gender as a factor in shaping young urban female students’ college choice process.

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The purpose of this study is to analyze factors that shape young female students’ college choice process in Hartford, Connecticut, an urban school district in the Northeastern United States. While scholars have examined the topic of college access and college choice for urban populations, little research exists that has examined how being female shapes the college choice process. This study examines the college choice process of 22 young female students from Hartford and the various factors they identified, in relation to their gender, which shaped their college choice process. The implications of this research are far-reaching since it could help change practices of education institutional agents who are often responsible for helping students with their college choice process.

Publication Date

4-2015

Document Type

Research Presentation

City

Chicago, IL

Keywords

Hartford, Connecticut, gender, college choice process, female students

Disciplines

Higher Education

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Presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, Illinois, April 2015.

Gender as a factor in shaping young urban female students’ college choice process.

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