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    • 8 Parental influence. Over 40 years of research has been documented stating that the greatest influence on a student’s choice is his or her family (Engberg & Wolniak, 2010). Horn and Chen (1998) found that general parental involvement increases the...
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    • 9 adults should be used as examples. It was suggested that they be brought into schools as guest speakers to show that both rural living and having a college education can go hand in hand” (p. 13). Other influencing factors. Bedsworth, Colby, and...
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    • 10 choosing to attend a post-secondary institution. The researchers defined college qualifications as being a culmination of cumulative grade point average, senior-class rank, aptitude test scores, and SAT/ACT test scores. They stood by their point...
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    • 18 Instrumentation The data were collected through quantitative measures. I relied on the use of pre-treatment and post-treatment surveys. I used an adaptation of the Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) survey that our counselor has included on...
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    • 30 Venezia, A., Kirst, M.W., & Antonio, A.L. (2003). Betraying the College Dream: How Disconnected K-12 and Postsecondary Education Systems Undermine Student Aspirations. Retrieved from the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research, The...
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    • 13 purpose of the intervention was to allow the students to see the many opportunities available to them in the world if they continued their education. Pennsylvania instituted a program called Project S.H.A.R.E. This program had a 22% increase in...

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