ERIC Number: ED249828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Minority Students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Who Are They and How Are They Doing?
Hall, Eleanor R.
Characteristics of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee undergraduate students and their experiences were surveyed in 1980. The sample consisted of 1,270 white students and 182 minority students. Minority women tended to be parents and full-time students, while minority men tended to be working part-time students. High percentages of all race-gender subsamples expressed a need to form career plans, but the percentage was particularly high for minority women. Overall, the minority women were less satisfied with the university than were the other subsamples. Many underclass minority students stated that they intended to major in business, but upperclass students were more likely to major in education, social welfare, or a social science. For both minority and white students, the helpfulness of professors and advisors was significantly correlated with satisfaction with the university. For white students, satisfaction was a function of relationships with faculty; for minority students, the whole social climate was important. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Educational Research Association (Madison, WI, February 16-18, 1984).