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ERIC Number: EJ855534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Reasons for Attending, Expected Obstacles, and Degree Aspirations of Asian Pacific American Community College Students
Wang, Winnie W.; Chang, June C.; Lew, Jonathan W.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v33 n7 p571-593 2009
This study examined how the academic aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) attending community colleges are influenced by their demographic and educational background, reasons for attending, and obstacles they expect to encounter. The sample consisted of 846 APAs out of a total student sample of 5,000 in an urban community college district. The analyses compared results for ethnic groups within the APA community as well as APAs with other racial groups. The key finding--that APA community college students often consist of recent immigrants--should lead institutional researchers to collect data on their numbers, characteristics, and needs. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California