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dc.contributor.convenorQUTen_AU
dc.contributor.authorDonaghy, Martinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKearney, Judithen_US
dc.contributor.editorJason Thomasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T16:48:08Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T16:48:08Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-06-01T22:58:01Z
dc.identifier.refuri13th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2010en_AU
dc.identifier.doihttp://www.fyhe.com.au/past_papers/papers10/content/pdf/7F.pdfen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/38990
dc.description.abstractThis paper draws attention to the situation of low socio-economic groups with a non-English speaking background. In particular, it provides a preliminary study of the Pacific Islander community. In-depth interviews were conducted with two female Samoan students who had successfully completed their first year at university. We then used grounded-theory methodology with an embedding of constant comparative methods to analyse interview data. Findings showed that family support for education, equity outreach initiatives in schools, and transition programs that involve Pacific Islanders raised aspirations and encouraged access to university. Personal attributes such as agency and persistence allowed students to benefit from first-year initiatives provided by universities. Barriers to success were more evident during secondary schooling than during the first year at university. In particular, negative peer pressure discouraged aspirations. Outreach initiatives involving partnerships between schools and universities are recommended to provide the bridges that encourage success at university for members of the Pacific Islander community.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent80393 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherQUT Eventsen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane, Australiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename13th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2010en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle13th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2010en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2010-06-27en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2010-06-30en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationAdelaideen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHigher Educationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130103en_US
dc.titleBridges and barriers to success for Pacific Islanders completing their first year at an Australian universityen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2010. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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