First Advisor

Karlyn R. Adams-Wiggins

Date of Award

6-2022

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and University Honors

Department

Psychology

Language

English

Subjects

immigrant children, academic achievement, immigrant families, academic motivation

DOI

10.15760/honors.1253

Abstract

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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https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/37759

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