Let Your Fingers Do the Talking

Kimberly Nehls
2019 Journal of College Orientation, Transition, and Retention  
While the primary purpose of an institution is to focus on the student, colleges and universities would be remiss not to place emphasis on the relationships that students maintain with their parents during their college career. Parental involvement can have a positive impact on the students' personal development and success in college. This study explores the main concerns and questions of parents. Based on content and discourse analysis of a college parents listserv over a 5-month period, the
more » ... -month period, the main topics discussed were living arrangements and transportation. Other discussion topics included "letting go" and supporting the student. Knowing information like this means that orientation staff can adequately address these issues and keep parents involved in the life of campus.
doi:10.24926/jcotr.v14i2.2662 fatcat:vxtish7nb5e33m6ksa4ssurab4