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1. Lamb, Wendy McDonald. College choice in Mississippi : social, cultural, and political factors that influenced college choice for African American women in Mississippi, 1962-2002.

Degree: PhD, Educational Administration, 2010, University of Texas – Austin

The goal of this study was to learn how Mississippi’s society, culture, and politics influenced college choice for college bound African American women in Mississippi from 1962 to 2002. In this context, the researcher elected to interview mother and daughter pairs who attended college in Mississippi after James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in 1962. To achieve its goals, this study traced the political history of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, the enrollment patterns of African American women in Mississippi colleges, and captured, through individual interviews, the mothers’ and daughters’ motivating factors in choosing a college. This qualitative research design study compares and analyzes the differences in the mothers’ and daughters’ choices and illustrates how outside influences affect college choice. The researcher used archival records, focus groups, and individual interviews to capture the data. The common themes that emerged from this study for the mothers’ generation were the power of community capital, strong family ties, extreme poverty, and personal sacrifice. The common themes that emerged from this study for the daughters’ generation were the power of family capital and individual ambition, fueled by a desire for a comfortable life. Because of the intense nature of the individual interviews the researcher captured a glimpse into the participants’ thought process in choosing to go to college as well as choosing which college to attend. Advisors/Committee Members: Bumphus, Walter G. (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: College choice; African American Women; Mississippi

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APA (6th Edition):

Lamb, W. M. (2010). College choice in Mississippi : social, cultural, and political factors that influenced college choice for African American women in Mississippi, 1962-2002. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Texas – Austin. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2152/23490

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Lamb, Wendy McDonald. “College choice in Mississippi : social, cultural, and political factors that influenced college choice for African American women in Mississippi, 1962-2002.” 2010. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Texas – Austin. Accessed September 20, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/2152/23490.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Lamb, Wendy McDonald. “College choice in Mississippi : social, cultural, and political factors that influenced college choice for African American women in Mississippi, 1962-2002.” 2010. Web. 20 Sep 2019.

Vancouver:

Lamb WM. College choice in Mississippi : social, cultural, and political factors that influenced college choice for African American women in Mississippi, 1962-2002. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Texas – Austin; 2010. [cited 2019 Sep 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/23490.

Council of Science Editors:

Lamb WM. College choice in Mississippi : social, cultural, and political factors that influenced college choice for African American women in Mississippi, 1962-2002. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Texas – Austin; 2010. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/23490

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