ERIC Number: EJ636428
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Pathways to Success: Affirming Opportunities for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Majors.
Journal of Negro Education, v69 n1-2 p92-111 Win-Spr 2000
Examined the flow out of and into science, mathematics, and engineering (SME) majors among African American, American Indian, and Hispanic students, noting persistence-related factors. Student surveys indicated that these groups experienced greater attrition from SME majors than did whites and Asian Americans. Person-oriented fit and peer values related to campus activism and engagement negatively associated with SME persistence. (SM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian American Students, Black Students, College Students, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Mathematics Education, Minority Groups, School Holding Power, Science Education, Sex Differences, Student Attrition, Student Characteristics, White Students
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: "Knocking at Freedom's Door: Race, Equity, and Affirmative Action in U.S. Higher Education."