Adult Student Experiences at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Foster, Sarah T.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, College of Fine Arts and Communication
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This thesis, using qualitative data, a grounded theory approach, and symbolic interaction theory, explores the experiences adult students have had while attending the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. This exploratory study uncovered both the positives and challenges experienced by adult students at UWSP, as well as the coping strategies students use to overcome any obstacles. Symbolic interaction theory provides a framework for understanding how role expansion and identity reconstruction serve to aid adult students in achieving success at UW-Stevens Point. The analysis highlights unique challenges faced by veterans.