ERIC Number: ED231423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Chicano Student and Institution Related Determinants of Educational Outcomes in South Texas Community Colleges.
A study was conducted to examine factors affecting the success of Chicano students in achieving their educational and career goals. The study assessed the relationship between student-related variables (e.g., student characteristics and educational and career goals prior to community college enrollment); college-related variables (e.g., student/institution interactions and Chicano collective consciousness); student objective attainment (i.e., institutionally defined outcomes such as credits and degrees earned); and student subjective attainment (i.e., individually defined outcomes including perceptions of goal attainment and satisfaction). A 46-item survey instrument was sent to 1,786 Chicano students enrolled at three south Texas community colleges. Study findings, based on a 24% response rate, included the following: (1) students who attended a two-year institution because of fear of rejection at a four-year school tended to have less subjective attainment; (2) students with vocational/technical goals reported less satisfaction with their educational goals; (3) students who maintained their goals reported better subjective attainment; (4) student background characteristics appeared to indirectly influence the type of credential earned; and (5) high school achievement and father's work status had the most significant effect on credential attainment. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Texas (South)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (63rd, New Orleans, LA, April 24-27, 1983).