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ERIC Number: ED520496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 52
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
Why Do All the Study Abroad Students Look Alike? Using an Integrated Student Choice Model to Explore Differences in the Development of White and Minority Students' Intent to Study Abroad
Salisbury, Mark H.; Paulsen, Michael B.; Pascarella, Ernest T.
Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (50th, Chicago, IL, May 29-Jun 2, 2010)
Despite substantial efforts across postsecondary education to increase minority participation in study abroad, the homogeneity of study abroad participants remains largely unchanged (Desoff, 2006; Shih, 2009). This study applies an integrated student choice model (Perna, 2006) to identify differences between white and minority (African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American) students across measures of human, financial, social, and cultural capital previously shown to influence aspirations to study abroad (Salisbury et al., 2009). Analysis of data from 6,828 students at 53 institutions participating in the Wabash National Study on Liberal Arts Education suggests numerous differences between racial groups with considerable implications for institutions, scholars, and policymakers. (Contains 4 tables.) [This paper was supported by a generous grant from the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College to the Center for Research on Undergraduate Education at The University of Iowa.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement