ERIC Number: EJ1173171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Understanding How Key Institutional Agents Provide Southeast Asian American Students with Access to Social Capital in College
Museus, Samuel D.; Mueller, M. Kalehua.
Journal of College Student Development, v59 n2 p192-209 Mar-Apr 2018
In this study, we focus on understanding how institutional agents can and do foster success among Southeast Asian American (SEAA) students in higher education. Specifically, qualitative methods were utilized to examine the experiences of 34 SEAA undergraduate students at 5 public 4-year colleges and universities across the United States and understand the characteristics of institutional agents that helped SEAA students access social capital in college. The findings reveal that institutional agents who (a) shared common ground with their SEAA students, (b) humanized the educational experience, (c) espoused proactive philosophies, and (d) modeled a passion for learning and success positively influenced participants' access to social capital in college.
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Undergraduate Students, Social Capital, Success, Qualitative Research, Student Experience, Public Colleges, College Faculty, Administrators, School Personnel, Trust (Psychology), Individual Characteristics, Semi Structured Interviews
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Education Level: Higher Education
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