ERIC Number: EJ785003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
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Predicting Transition and Adjustment to College: Biomedical and Behavioral Science Aspirants' and Minority Students' First Year of College
Hurtado, Sylvia; Han, June C.; Saenz, Victor B.; Espinosa, Lorelle L.; Cabrera, Nolan L.; Cerna, Oscar S.
Research in Higher Education, v48 n7 p841-887 Nov 2007
The purpose of this study is to explore key factors that impact the college transition of aspiring underrepresented minority students in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, in comparison with White, Asian students and non-science minority students. We examined successful management of the academic environment and sense of belonging during the first college year. Longitudinal data were derived from the Higher Education Research Institute's (HERI) 2004 Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshman Survey and the 2005 Your First College Year (YFCY) Survey. Using a reformulation of the integration model (Nora, Barlow, and Crisp, 2005), we find concerns about college financing, negotiating family support and responsibility, and campus racial dynamics (perceived and behavioral) affect student adjustment and sense of integration in the first year.
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Academic Achievement, Student Adjustment, Biomedicine, Behavioral Sciences, Educational Environment, Minority Groups, College Freshmen, Whites, Longitudinal Studies, Student Surveys, Educational Finance, Family Role
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Education Level: Higher Education
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