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ERIC Number: EJ1081460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-4741
An Analysis of Taiwanese Aboriginal Students' Educational Aspirations
Hou, Hsiao-I; Huang, Chia-Kai
Higher Education Studies, v2 n2 p79-99 Jun 2012
By analysing the national data from the Junior Survey of the Taiwan Higher Education Dataset, this study identified significant variables influencing the educational aspirations of aboriginal students at technical and vocational institutions. The study shows that several variables are predictive of the educational aspirations of aboriginal students. Institutional types, more weekly hours of lessons, more time spent on assignment preparation and revision, a higher maternal educational level, a higher GPA, a keen participation in autonomous, academic, or extramural club activities, and a higher self-rating of interpersonal skills are all associated with higher educational aspirations. In contrast, being a female student and a keen participant in musical and sports club activities are associated with lower educational aspirations. Recommendations to improve Taiwanese aboriginal students' educational aspirations are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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