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ERIC Number: EJ1161073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1949-6591
Factors Associated with Asian American Students' Choice of STEM Major
Lowinger, Robert; Song, Hyun-a
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v54 n4 p415-428 2017
This study explored Asian American students' likelihood of selecting STEM over liberal arts or business college majors using the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002. Student-level variables were the strongest predictors of college major, followed by parent-level variables, and background variables. Academic achievement and interest were the largest determinants of college major. Parenting styles and school involvement influenced choice of STEM over liberal arts majors but not STEM over business majors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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