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ERIC Number: EJ851090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
Influence of an Identified Advisor/Mentor on Urban Latino Students' College Experience
Torres, Vasti; Hernandez, Ebelia
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v11 n1 p141-160 2009-2010
This study considers the scales previously used by Nora, Kraemer, and Itzen (1997) and Torres (2006) as contributing to the retention of Latino/a college students. T-tests were used to compare the scale means between students with an identified advisor or mentor and those that have not identified one. The data is from Latino college students at three urban universities who were surveyed each spring for 3 years. Using longitudinal data, the results indicate that students with an advisor/mentor consistently have higher levels of institutional commitment, satisfaction with faculty, academic integration, cultural affinity, and encouragement. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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