Join us at the 2017 NASPA conference in San Antonio March 11 – 15 for two presentations featuring Center for Postsecondary Research analysts and graduate assistants: “The Role of Social Trust in the Construction of Borrowing Perceptions and Financial Stress,” and “"It's Not Me, It's You": An Analysis of Factors that Influence the Departure of First-year Students of Color.” Presentation details are as follows:
The Role of Social Trust in the Construction of Borrowing Perceptions and Financial Stress
March 13th at 11:15 a.m., Room 215
NSSE Researcher Kevin Fosnacht and colleague Shannon Calderone (Washington State University) will discuss findings from their recent research on financial stress, education loans, and trust.
Abstract: This mixed-methods study examines the role of social trust in students' borrowing decisions and how financial stress influences students' trust in their institutions. We argue that a lack of social trust in institutions may have a chilling effect on family willingness to engage in high risk borrowing practices.
"It's Not Me, It's You": An Analysis of Factors that Influence the Departure of First-year Students of Color
March 14th at 10:00 a.m., Grand Ballroom Salon C – Marriott Rivercenter
Abstract: Factors affecting first-year students of color's decisions to drop out will be explored by NSSE researchers Berenice Sanchez, Keely Copridge, Jana Clark, and Jim Cole.
Find more information about these presentation and the conference here.