Expectations, experiences and concerns of alternative pathway, low SES students at university: A three year qualitative longitudinal study in Australian contexts.

Sarah Evamy

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Abstract

This study generated theory on how select cohorts of low socio-economic status (SES) students in Australia, who enrol in a university undergraduate course through an alternative pathway program, 'deal with' the experience of being a student during their transition to, and throughout, their university journey. This qualitative, longitudinal study captures a significant period of change in Australian higher education history, and focusses on equity issues that have historically had an impact on higher education outcomes . .Two prominent findings encompassing the academic and social concerns of students were the prevalence of 'imposter syndrome' and the need for a sense of belonging.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctorate
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date11 Nov 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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