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ERIC Number: EJ893946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Hispanic Community College Students: Acculturation, Family Support, Perceived Educational Barriers, and Vocational Planning
Fiebig, Jennifer Nepper; Braid, Barbara L.; Ross, Patricia A.; Tom, Matthew A.; Prinzo, Cara
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v34 n10 p848-864 2010
A multiple logistic regression model was used to determine the associations between the role of acculturation, perception of educational barriers, need for family kin support, vocational planning, and expectations for attaining future vocational goals against the demographic variables (gender, age, being the oldest child, the first to attend college, and generational status) of 219 Hispanic American community college students in precollegiate classes. The results indicate that students who are the first in their family to attend college will be less acculturated, seek out kinship support less, and have fewer positive outcome expectations. First-generation students have lower levels of acculturation, but have conducted more vocational planning and have higher expectations for the future. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California