Abstract

Using meta-synthesis, this study analyzes higher education literature to provide a comprehensive understanding of the role of nonparent family and community (NPFC) members such as siblings, extended family, fictive kin, and peers in college access and choice. Findings revealed the diverse familial and community networks of today’s college going students as well as NPFC members’ multifaceted forms of support to both students and parents. Students who received support from NPFC members developed a sense of responsibility to be an educational role model and source of college knowledge in their families and communities.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1090-7009
Print ISSN
0162-5748
Pages
pp. 123-151
Launched on MUSE
2015-09-14
Open Access
No
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