ERIC Number: ED280516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
Hispanic Student Survey, Spring 1985. Preliminary Report.
Hannon, Jack; And Others
In spring 1985, a study of Hispanic students attending Mesa (Arizona) Community College (MCC) was conducted by a "Sociology of the Chicano Community" class. A 100-item interview schedule was developed and administered to a sample of 45 students. Study findings included the following: (1) 42% of the students chose "Mexican-American" as their ethnic identification, 26% chose "Mexican," and 23% chose "Hispanic"; (2) 80% of the students were born in Arizona, as were 57% of their parents; (3) 32% of the students indicated that their father had a semiskilled occupation, 25.6% had a skilled occupation, and 16.3% had a white collar occupation; (4) nearly 50% of the students listed "8th grade or less" as their fathers' educational level; (5) 30% of the students reported growing up in a"barrio"; (6) 37 of the 45 respondents were working; (7) 64% felt that they had received no counseling assistance in high school; (8) while 24 of the respondents had felt no prejudice or stereotyping at MCC, 21 had felt such prejudice from fellow students, the administration, faculty, or a combination of these groups; and (9) over half of the respondents indicated that they were experiencing no financial difficulties. Survey data are appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mesa Community Coll., AZ. Office of Research and Development.