Researchers who study these individuals and how they behave as a group say they have two overarching characteristics that make them different than prior generations of college students. First, they are close to, and more dependent on, their parents. Second, both parents and students believe they are more well-prepared for college than they actually are.
"The Year in Higher Education: Student/Family Expectations,"
Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy: Vol. 0
, Article 32.
Available at: http://thekeep.eiu.edu/jcba/vol0/iss2/32