ERIC Number: EJ539551
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Minority and Nonminority Adjustment to College: Differences or Similarities?
Eimers, Mardy T.; Pike, Gary R.
Research in Higher Education, v38 n1 p77-97 Feb 1997
A survey of 799 freshmen at a residential, public research university found perceived school quality had a significant effect on intent to persist for minorities but not for non-minorities, and academic achievement had a significant effect for non-minorities but not for minorities. However, similarities between the groups were more common than differences. Perceived racial discrimination exerted equivalent effects on both. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Comparative Analysis, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Research, Minority Groups, Racial Discrimination, Research Universities, School Surveys, State Universities, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes, Student School Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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