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Second year students in academic jeopardy

Caroline R. L Petr, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


An examination of the emotional, relational and behavior response to the possibility of academic dismissal from college is presented. Qualitative methodology utilizing semester-long case study reports that student response is guided by feelings of shame, anxiety and pride, and leads to isolation from peers and resources. In particular, embarrassment over academic status informs choices about social life and self-confidence. Opinions of families and peers are critical motivators. Other responses include increased attention to class work, increased desire to choose a career, and extensive personal reflection. Includes recommendations for practitioners and for future research. ^

Subject Area

Education, Administration|Education, Higher

Recommended Citation

Petr, Caroline R. L, "Second year students in academic jeopardy" (2010). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3411963.