Do you fit one or both of the following descriptions?
You’re the first in your family to go to a 4-year college.
You’re a four-year college student who is part of the African diaspora in the United States (i.e. you have at least one birth parent who is African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, African, etc.)
We’re looking for people like you to participate in a research study
What: First-Generation and African Diaspora College Student Experiences across Academic Disciplines Study (PI: Karlyn R. Adams-Wiggins, Ph.D.)
Our study involves completion of up to 3 online Qualtrics surveys, potentially participation in up to 3 journal entries, and potentially participation in 2 individual interview and 1 group interview sessions. Each completion of a Qualtrics survey or journal entry will result in entries into a raffle for one of three $50 Visa gift cards. Completion of interviews will result in compensation of $15 cash per session.
Who: First-generation college students (all ethnicities) and African diaspora college students (first- or continuing-generation); all majors welcome
Time: 15-20 minutes per survey session, 15-20 minutes per journaling session, 60-90 minutes per interview session
Where: Portland State University Identity in Sociohistorical Context Lab (Cramer Hall)
If you meet at least one of the requirements for participation, submit the pre-interview survey here to get started:
If you have questions, contact the ISC@PDX research team directly.