Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A heuristic exploration of social capital as an inductive vehicle: Foster youth's post-secondary persistence development
by Garcia, Claudia, Ed.D., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 300; 3674334
Abstract (Summary)

This qualitative research focused on the type of support that influenced college enrolled former foster youth's educational decision making from the perspective of the youth.

The research data was collected via participant interviews that were recorded and transcribed. The data was analyzed to identify themes that related to social capital formation and emancipated foster youth's college enrollment.

The research results revealed that foster youth need interventions that will address their decision to decline emancipation services that promote their higher education enrollment. Further exploration within this subject matter is needed to better understand the subject matter and supplement the empirical literature that guides the professionals that provide services to foster youth.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Locks, Angela M.
Commitee: Ortiz, Anna, Smith, Candace
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 76/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Educational psychology, Higher education
Keywords: College enrollment, Educational decision making, Foster care, Foster youth interventions, Social capital
Publication Number: 3674334
ISBN: 978-1-321-27677-0
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