A Systematic Literature Review: Examining the Experiences of Family Involvementin First-Generation Latinx Undergraduate CollegeStudents Academic Success and Career Development

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2022
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Armijo, Juan
McClellan, Shaunon
LeBlanc Gillum, Nerissa
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Latino/a/x population, and is expected to become 28% of the U.S. population by 2060 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2018). Within the last decades, the access to higher education has increased, particularly within historically excluded communities, such as Latino/a/x first-generation college students, but the disproportionate rates of retention, persistence, and graduation rates do not reflect this population (National Center for Education Statistics, 2020). There is literature that shows how to provide programs and services, as well as resources to aid in the academic success of Latinx, first-generation college students, but there is a gap in the literature on how families of this population of students are involved with their students and how it plays a role in their college student success. This systematic review is to identify and summarize family involvement of Latinx, first-generation college students and how this aids in their academic success.

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