Settling in: understanding the role and influence of parents on student transition to university

Catherine Foster, Ann Davis, Helen Higson

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Abstract

This paper will present details and findings to date collected as part of a research project currently being undertaken at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. The research focuses on the adjustment and experience of first year students and the role and influence of their parents and family during this time. In addition to Educational research literature, the research draws on “Emerging Adulthood” to assist in understanding the experience of students upon enrolling on a Higher Education degree. It is anticipated that the findings will contribute to the UK student retention debate as well as the adjustment literature.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009
Event4th Conference on Emerging Adulthood - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 29 Oct 200930 Oct 2009

Conference

Conference4th Conference on Emerging Adulthood
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period29/10/0930/10/09

Keywords

  • role
  • influence
  • parents
  • student
  • university

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    Foster, C., Davis, A., & Higson, H. (2009). Settling in: understanding the role and influence of parents on student transition to university. Abstract from 4th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, Atlanta, GA, United States.