ERIC Number: EJ1039723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Social Support and Success in Higher Education: The Influence of On-Campus Support on African American and Latino College Students
Baker, Christina N.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v45 n5 p632-650 Dec 2013
This study focuses on how personal support from the college environment influences the academic performance of African American and Latino college students attending selective colleges. Under-represented students at selective colleges continue to face challenges to their academic success, and support from the college environment is a key factor in the academic success of many of these students. The results indicate that it is important to distinguish between different forms of personal support and the race and gender of students receiving support. However, I find that the influence of faculty, specifically support from faculty of color, is important for the success of African American and Latino students at selective colleges.
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, College Students, African American Teachers, Social Support Groups, Academic Achievement, Teacher Influence, Race, Sex
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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