Almost one-third of the U.S. student population consists of students with immigrant families. This study aimed to analyze whether there were differences in how students with immigrant parents and students without immigrant parents navigate the college system. This was done by specifically looking at parental nativity status (within the U.S. or not) and the use of academic resources on campus. It was performed through a convenience sample of a large North Eastern college and yielded a sample of 300 students. The study hypothesized that students who are first-generation-born were less likely to use academic resources. The majority of respondents were Junior class and non-first-generation born. Only 14% of students surveyed considered to have an immigrant parent. The majority of all respondents claimed that they “rarely” or never” used any academic resources on campus. There was no correlation found between having immigrant parents and the usage of academic resources on campus, therefore the null hypothesis was unable to be rejected.
"Does Having Immigrant Parents Affect One’s Use of Academic Resources?,"
Perspectives: Vol. 15, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholars.unh.edu/perspectives/vol15/iss1/4