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ERIC Number: ED502857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Different Patterns of Student-Faculty Interaction in Research Universities: An Analysis by Student Gender, Race, SES, and First-Generation Status. A Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Project Research Paper. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.10.07
Kim, Young K.; Sax, Linda J.
Center for Studies in Higher Education
This study examined the conditional effects of student-faculty interaction in a large research university system, based on various student characteristics including gender, race, and socio-economic and first-generation status. The study utilized data from the 2006 University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES), a longitudinal survey of UC undergraduate students based at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC Berkeley. Cross-tabulations with Chi-square statistics and blocked separate regression analyses were employed as analytical methods. The study found that the impact of student-faculty interactions on student outcomes vary by student gender and race whereas it does not by student socio-economic or first-generation status. The positive relationship between research experiences and GPA, for example, is significantly stronger for African American students relative to other students. These and other conditional effects suggest avenues for future research for better understanding whether the nature of the faculty-student interaction differs in certain ways by race or gender, thus producing dissimilar outcomes for different groups. Definitions and Coding Schemes for Independent Variables are provided in an appendix. (Contains 6 tables and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of California, Berkeley, Center for Studies in Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: California