School of Education
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)
College, Persistence, Homeschool, Academic Integration, Social Integration
Johnson, Venda Kaye, "A Phenomenological Study: The Experiences of Homeschool Students Who Persisted in College at a Faith-Based Institution" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2813.
The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to describe the experiences of homeschool students who persisted in college at a faith-based institution in the Southeastern United States. The theory guiding this study was Tinto’s student integration model as it focused on students’ integration into campus life to increase persistence in college. The central question for this study was the following: What are the experiences of homeschool students who persist in college? The participants in this study were recent students who have graduated college within the last five years and had self-reported as a homeschool student upon admission. There was a sample size of 10-12 students. Data was collected using interviews, participant letters, and focus groups and was analyzed using Moustakas’ method of data analysis that is aligned with phenomenological research. This study described the essence of the lived experiences of these homeschool students who had persisted in college and gave voice to their experiences.