ERIC Number: EJ1045911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
The Acculturation Experiences of Foreign-Born Students of Color in Physics
Fries-Britt, Sharon; George Mwangi, Chrystal A.; Peralta, Alicia M.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v51 n4 p459-471 Nov 2014
This study focuses on 15 foreign-born students majoring in physics who are also racial/ethnic minorities. We address the research question: What are the acculturation experiences of foreign-born Students of Color majoring in physics? Berry's (2003) theory of acculturation and Bandura's (1994) theory of self-efficacy were substantive frameworks for analyzing the data. The findings illustrate participants' cultural, educational, and social adjustments. Emphasis is placed on how participants navigate and achieve success in this process.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Physics, Minority Group Students, Acculturation, Majors (Students), College Students, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Student Adjustment, Self Efficacy, Black Colleges, Racial Composition, Hispanic Americans, Colleges, African Americans, Blacks, Focus Groups, Coding, Thematic Approach, Coping, Barriers, Peer Relationship, Success
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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