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Title: Avoiding Stigma: The Effect of Social Identity Threat on the Use of Academic Support by Low Socioeconomic Status Students
Authors: Hoss, Victoria
Advisors: Shelton, Nicole
Contributors: Conway, Andrew
Department: Psychology
Class Year: 2013
Abstract: Low socioeconomic status (SES) students face many obstacles during their academic careers, many of which stem from social identity threat (Steele, Spencer, & Arson, 2002). The present study hypothesized that social identity threat would lead to low SES students avoiding academic support. It sought to establish a relationship between SES, social integration, and utilization and perceptions of academic support. Nine participants completed the study: five low SES and four high SES. The results did not indicate that low SES students were less integrated. The results suggest that Princeton students hold positive attitudes towards academic supports’ efficacy, low SES students were perceived to use more academic support, and students who used it more held poorer perceptions of their own academic fit.
Extent: 67 pages
Access Restrictions: Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Psychology, 1930-2020

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