ERIC Number: ED208742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Asian Americans, College Choice, College Freshmen, Commuting Students, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Information Sources, Institutional Research, State Universities, Student Characteristics
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
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.