Still standing strong : the pathways, self-reliance, and resiliency of independent status students at Colorado State University
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This thesis seeks to understand the ways in which forms of adversity and resiliency operate in the lives of independent status students at Colorado State University (CSU). Specifically, this research investigates the ways in which these components have impacted students' educational experiences at CSU. Using a grounded theoretical approach, in-depth interviews were conducted with 19 students. Participants identified as having an independent status at CSU were contacted to participate in this research. The results from this thesis present several important findings. Such findings include the ways ...