Closing the Social-Class Achievement Gap

  title={Closing the Social-Class Achievement Gap},
  author={N. Stephens and Maryam G Hamedani and Mesmin Destin},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={943 - 953}
  • N. Stephens, Maryam G Hamedani, Mesmin Destin
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Science
  • College students who do not have parents with 4-year degrees (first-generation students) earn lower grades and encounter more obstacles to success than do students who have at least one parent with a 4-year degree (continuing-generation students). In the study reported here, we tested a novel intervention designed to reduce this social-class achievement gap with a randomized controlled trial (N = 168). Using senior college students’ real-life stories, we conducted a difference-education… CONTINUE READING

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