ERIC Number: ED255618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Ethnic Differences in Realizing Educational Goals.
Gonzalez, J. E.
Almost 400 college seniors (202 Anglos, 158 Chicanos, 39 Blacks) attending a large Southwestern public university completed a survey instrument to elicit what educational goals they perceived as important, whether the university had helped them realize those goals, and whether there were ethnic differences in perceived importance and realization of goals. Goals in the following categories were investigated: academics/career, student involvement at the university, and personal growth and development. Results show that the most important educational goals for all groups were those dealing with academic and career issues, thus supporting the idea of a general trend toward materialistic goals, and that all groups felt that the university had helped them realize these goals. All groups were also interested in student involvement and personal growth goals (though to lesser degrees) but, by and large, Blacks felt that the university had not helped them realize their goals in these two categories. (CMG)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Black Students, Career Education, College Role, College Seniors, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Groups, Goal Orientation, Higher Education, Mexican Americans, Racial Differences, Student Attitudes, Student Development, Student Educational Objectives, Student Participation, Whites
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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