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ERIC Number: EJ1165586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2053-535X
Descubriendo mi lugar: Understanding Sense of Belonging and Community of Black STEM-H Students Enrolled at a Hispanic Serving Institution
Pichon, Henrietta Williams
Journal for Multicultural Education, v10 n2 p135-151 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this quantitative study is to explore the differences and relations among how Black science, technology, engineering and mathematics-life and health sciences (STEM-H) and non-STEM-H students develop a sense of belonging and community at a Hispanic serving institution (HSI). Design/methodology/approach: This paper used findings from a survey that collected both numeric and string data. Surveys were administered via e-mail. Findings: There were a limited number of significant findings related to STEM-H students believing that faculty would be sensitive to their needs and that they would be part of the community. String data provide more data about positive and negative experiences related to belonging and community. Research limitations/implications: It was a single-institution study in New Mexico. Therefore, it may not mirror other HSIs across the country. Also, there were only 84 participants. This number is relatively low compared to the 465 Black students identified at the institutions. Thus, it is clear that not all voices are heard in this study. Finally, this study used preexisting scales to measure a sense of belonging and a sense of community. Because of this, the questions were not customized to the region. Originality/value: This study introduces STEM-H as a viable area of study. It examines Black STEM-H students enrolled at an HSI using two scales for sense of belonging and sense of community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico
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