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Laming, M.M., Morris, A. and Martin-Lynch, P. (2019) Family. In: Mature-Age Male Students in Higher Education. Palgrave Pivot, pp. 43-48.

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Mature-age male students’ experience of the role and influence of family is examined in this chapter. The degree to which gendered expectations and roles within the family play a part in men’s aspirations and concerns is considered alongside those reported by mature-age female students. The variety of responses in relation to men’s age groups is also described. In the final section, an account is provided of the part played by family members, directly and indirectly, in prompting, encouraging and supporting their participation in higher education.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Education
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
Copyright: © The Author(s) 2019
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