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ERIC Number: EJ816831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Understanding Ethnocultural Differences Related to College Adaptation for First-Year Undergraduate Students
Hutz, Aida; Martin, William
College Student Journal, v41 n4 p1078-1088 Dec 2007
The number of ethnocultural minority students pursuing a college education is not only currently increasing but also likely to continue to increase over the years. As a result, university affairs professionals and college counselors have to continue refining their awareness, knowledge, and skills (Sue & Sue, 2004) to more competently work with a diverse student population. Since it seems much remains to be learned regarding the process of adjustment to college for ethnocultural minority students, the purpose of this study is investigate whether there are: (a) differences across ethnocultural majority and minority students on psychosocial variables related to adaptation, and (b) predictive relationships between psychosocial variables to adaptation for each group. Results indicated ethnocultural differences across perceptions of academic self-confidence, attitudes toward the university, barriers, ethnic identity, and P-E fit. Moreover, different adaptation models emerged for students based on ethnocultural group membership. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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