CitationMahatmya, Duhita & Smith, Ariel (2017). Family and Neighborhood Influences on Meeting College Expectations in Emerging Adulthood. Emerging Adulthood. vol. 5 (3) pp. 164-176
AbstractThis study examined how family socioeconomic status and social emotional climate together with neighborhood affluence predict the probability that college attainment in emerging adulthood (20–26 years old) matched college expectations reported during adolescence. Using three waves of data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent and Adult Health (n = 7,213, 54% female, 53% White, 21% Black, 15% Hispanic, 11% other), results from multilevel multinomial logistic models reported direct and positive effects of neighborhood and family affluence on the probability that college attainment in emerging adulthood matched or exceeded the expectations reported during adolescence. Family cohesion was associated with lower odds of overachievement. An interaction effect revealed that parents’ educational expectations were more strongly associated with college achievement outcomes in higher income families. Understanding how families and neighborhoods predict college achievement can help institutions focus on methods of intervention to best support the transition to adulthood.
Keyword(s)transitions to adulthood
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleEmerging Adulthood