One in three students is a first-generation college student. First-generation college students are continuing to increase in enrollment each year. Previous research has explored the communication challenges and communication patterns of first-generation college students. However, research has not explored if an activity like forensics can fulfill a family support functions for first-generation college students. This project used a qualitative retrospective survey of open-ended questions was used to collect data. Themes emerged relating to the first-generation college student experience, the forensic team experience, and the forensic team as a family. The thesis concludes with conclusions and a presentation of future research.
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Stoltz, Elizabeth Kate, "First-Generation College Students: Forensics Fulfilling a Family Support Function" (2013). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 49.
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