ERIC Number: EJ1062862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Finding a Fit: Understanding Black Immigrant Students' Engagement in Campus Activities
Griffin, Kimberly A.; McIntosh, Kadian L.
Journal of College Student Development, v56 n3 p243-260 Apr 2015
This qualitative study examined how both racial and ethnic identity shaped 23 Black immigrants students' patterns of engagement. Students more often chose to meaningfully engage in culturally based organizations, differentiating between groups with a racial and ethnic focus. Whereas many students perceived the unique benefits of ethnically focused groups, some students, particularly those who were not first generation immigrants, found these groups exclusionary. Varying levels of complexity in meaning making influenced students' decision making about which groups to join and whether certain identities were perceived to be in conflict.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Blacks, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Adjustment (to Environment), Student Organizations, Extracurricular Activities, Racial Identification, African American Students, Family Income, Student Characteristics, Questionnaires, Coding, Qualitative Research, Personal Narratives, College Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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