2019 Association for Psychological Science (Washington, D.C.)

Arroyo, A. C., Winter, S., Depaoli, S., & Zawadzki, M. J. (May 2019). Psychosocial traits and academic performance: First- and continuing-generation college students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington D.C.

Amber’s work stemmed from the disproportionate challenges first-generation students face on college campuses, reflected by lower academic performance (AP). She tested if the psychosocial factors known to associate with academic performance (AP) among all college students held the same relationship when comparing first- and continuing-generation students. Results indicated the psychosocial factors explained few differences in AP for first-generation students (13.4%) while they explained considerably more for continuing-generation students (60.5%).