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ERIC Number: ED208742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Profile of Asian-American University Freshmen.
Minatoya, Lydia Y.; Sedlacek, William E.
A representative sample of 37 incoming Asian-American freshmen at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), reported their attitudes and perceptions on a number of personal and social issues. Forty-one percent attended UMCP because of its geographic location, and more than half came to learn skills directly applicable to a career. Thirty-two percent intended to obtain a master's degree, 22 percent a medical degree, and 8 percent doctoral degree. Thirty percent had an A or A plus average in high school, while another 35 percent had a B plus average. Of the sample, 46 percent planned to commute from 6 to 50 miles each way; 43 percent intended to live in a residence hall. Thirty-two percent needed to work to stay in school, and 22 percent needed to earn more then $75.00 per week. The students' main source of information about UMCP came from visits to the campus (41 percent) and university publications (30 percent). It was found that Asian-American freshmen were most interested in improving their writing, reading, and spelling skills. Sample survey questions are appended. (Author/LB)
University of Maryland, Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Counseling Center, College Park, MD 20742 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.