ERIC Number: EJ911802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Why Do All the Study Abroad Students Look Alike? Applying an Integrated Student Choice Model to Explore Differences in the Factors that Influence White and Minority Students' Intent to Study Abroad
Salisbury, Mark H.; Paulsen, Michael B.; Pascarella, Ernest T.
Research in Higher Education, v52 n2 p123-150 Mar 2011
Despite substantial efforts across postsecondary education to increase minority participation in study abroad, the homogeneity of study abroad participants remains largely unchanged (Dessoff in Int Educ 15(2):20-27, 2006; Shih in http://diverseeducation.com/article/13193/study-abroad-participation-up-except-among-minority-students.html, 2009). This study applies an adaptation of an integrated student choice model (Perna in Higher education: Handbook of theory and research, 2006; Salisbury et al. in Research in Higher Education 50:119-143, 2009) to identify differences between white and minority (African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American) students across measures of human, financial, social, and cultural capital previously shown to influence aspirations to study abroad (Salisbury et al.). Analysis of data from 6,828 students at 53 institutions participating in the Wabash National Study on Liberal Arts Education suggests numerous differences between racial groups with considerable implications for institutions, scholars, and policymakers.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Racial Differences, Liberal Arts, Minority Groups, Study Abroad, White Students, Student Participation, Racial Composition, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Asian American Students, Socioeconomic Status, Social Influences, Family Income, Social Capital, Cultural Influences, College Students
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