Consequences of Intergenerational Poverty on Academic Attainment

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Northern Kentucky University
Poverty is an overwhelmingly wide-spread problem that impacts multiple areas of functioning including social, behavioral, emotional, physiological, and neuropsychological functioning.   Research shows that impacts of poverty on functioning during childhood are key risk factors for poverty to be continued into adulthood, resulting in poverty passing through generations.  This study is designed to determine the impacts that intergenerational poverty has on academic achievement amongst NKU students.  This survey will use non-probability and purposeful sampling to collect data from 290 NKU students.  The research will assist social workers in better understanding and advocating for college students experiencing intergenerational poverty.
2020 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation
Poverty, College students, Academic achievement