Self-Efficacy of First-Generation College Students and the Relationship to Academic Performance and College Adjustment

Publication Year:
2017
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Repository URL:
http://works.bepress.com/laura_nichols/11; https://scholarcommons.scu.edu/soc/16
Author(s):
Ramos-Sánchez, Lucila; Nichols, Laura
Publisher(s):
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Tags:
Educational Sociology; Sociology
article description
The authors examined whether self-efficacy mediated the relationship between generational status and 2 academic outcome indicators of 192 college students. A mediation effect was not found with either academic performance or college adjustment. However, high self-efficacy at the beginning of the year predicted better college adjustment at the end of the 1st year. For college students in general, high self-efficacy was related to better college adjustment. Recommendations for counselors are discussed.