ERIC Number: ED318361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
A Needs Assessment of Hispanic Students at a Predominantly White University. Research Report #21-89.
Fuertes, Jairo; And Others
A self-report survey was mailed to 150 Hispanic students attending the University of Maryland (College Park) to assess the extent to which Hispanics become involved in activities and ethnic organizations, feel that they have special needs at the University, and identify with the University and the minority student office on campus. Results from 109 respondents showed that Hispanic males living off campus with their families had less time than Hispanic males living on campus to participate in activities at the University. Hispanics who participated in non-Hispanic groups, compared with those who did not, thought they had time for activities on campus and that Hispanics had no special needs at the University. Hispanic females, compared with Hispanic males, tended to feel that Hispanic students had special needs on campus. A descriptive analysis of other item means revealed ambivalent feelings by Hispanics; specifically, they felt a part of the University yet wanted more support from the Office of Minority Student Education. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.