Engineering students' with financial need and their perceptions of success in their college experience : a phenomenological analysis
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The purpose of this study was to explore how engineering students at different educational levels, who have high financial need as determined by the FAFSA process, set goals and strategies to achieve what they believe to be success in their college curriculum at a medium sized mid-western polytechnic university. During this interpretive phenomenological analysis, interviews were conducted with 16 students which revealed four emergent themes and two super ordinate themes. The data from this study suggests participants focused on developing individual goals and strategies designed to learn ...