Background Image Alternative Text: Filler photo

Faculty & Staff

As a Mississippi State University Faculty and Staff member, your support for all students is vital to the operation of the campus, but is particularly important for our first-generation students. Your guidance and care for the development of our students is what makes Mississippi State University an incredible place of learning, and we hope that you recognize just how important you are in nurturing success for our students from all backgrounds and identities!

NASPA Website

Below is a list of articles that cover a litany of first-generation student support issues. Please note that this list is not comprehensive and that literature is always being refreshed as new data are made available.

Canning, E. A., LaCosse, J., Kroeper, K. M., & Murphy, M. C. (2019). Feeling Like an Imposter: The Effect of Perceived Classroom Competition on the Daily Psychological Experiences of First-Generation College Students. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Griffin, A., Johnson, K. V., & Jogan, K. (2019). First-Year College Students’ Behaviors and Characteristics of Those Who Stay and Those Who Go. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice.

Hartig, N., & Steigerwald, F. (2007). Understanding family roles and ethics in working with first generation college students and their families. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 15(2), 159-162.

Kezar, A., & Kitchen, J. A. (2019). Supporting First-Generation, Low-Income, and Underrepresented Students’ Transitions to College Through Comprehensive and Integrated Programs. American Behavioral Scientist..

Talusan, L. & Franke, R. (2019). (Un)fulfilling requirements: Satisfactory academic progress and its impact on first-generation, low-income, Asian American students. Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs, 5(1), 15-28.

Wittner, B., Powazny, S., & Kauffeld, S. (2019). Supporting Rita: A Social Cognitive Approach to (First-Generation) Students’ Retention. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice