This study explored similarities and differences between 130 first-year college students classified as first or second generation. Multiple regression analyses and between-group t tests were performed to analyze the data. The study found that firstgeneration students reported significantly less parental income and social adjustment. On-campus friend support predicted overall adjustment better for second-generation students whereas intellectualism predicted better for first-generation students. Selfesteem and on-campus support consistently predicted adjustment for the entire sample. Implications are suggested.
Hertel, James B.
"College Student Generational Status: Similarities, Differences, and Factors in College Adjustment,"
The Psychological Record: Vol. 52
, Article 1.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/tpr/vol52/iss1/1