Karlyn R. Adams-Wiggins
Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and University Honors
Immigrant children -- Education -- United States, Children of immigrants -- Education -- United States, Immigrant children -- United States -- Social conditions, Children of immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions, Academic achievement -- Social aspects, Achievement motivation
This paper conducted a review of the current literature on the topic of immigrant children and academic success. It particularly focuses on the role of key factors such as family, peers, teachers, self-perceptions, language, and extracurriculars. This paper then discusses the study done in addition to the literature review. The study involved interviewing six college students in the Pacific Northwest. All were a mix of first and second-generation children of immigrants. The study conducted a qualitative analysis of the interview transcript and discusses the results of four of those interviews. The findings suggest that the role of the family and parents is most impactful, the other roles still being important but to a lesser extent. The literature review and the current study suggest that children of immigrants have unique circumstances that demand academic success.
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Tatchukova, Maritsa S., "Impact of Familial Immigration on Childhood Academic Achievement and Motivation" (2022). University Honors Theses. Paper 1222.