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ERIC Number: ED082905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 140
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An Investigation of Selected Factors Related to Persistence of American-Indian Students at Two New Mexico Universities.
Patton, Walter Stinnett
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a statistically significant difference in selected factors between American Indian students who persisted at the University of New Mexico and at New Mexico State University and those who did not. Subjects were 135 Indians and 200 non-Indians at the University of New Mexico and 68 Indians and 100 non-Indians at New Mexico State University. A random selection of the non-Indian students was made from the student directories. There were 22 hypotheses tested for significance at the .05 level by means of a step-wise discriminant analysis technique. Variables tested for classification purposes were: age, sex, marital status, tribal affiliation, high school rank, high school size, ACT scores, GPA, semester course load, major field of study, place of residence, Indian or non-Indian roommate, Indian club membership, financial aid, and distance student travels from home to college. It was found that the best combination of factors related to persisting American Indian college students were: a female student less than 19 years of age when first enrolled in college, a graduate of a larger, public high school who ranked in the upper third of the graduating class, had scored 17 or above on the ACT, and chose a major field of study within the professional field. (FF)
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Note: Doctor's Dissertation, New Mexico State University