ERIC Number: EJ945736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
A Contemporary Examination of Factors Promoting the Academic Success of Minority Students at a Predominantly White University
Palmer, Robert T.; Maramba, Dina C.; Holmes, Sharon L.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v13 n3 p329-349 2011-2012
Although the numbers of minority students are increasing in higher education, researchers remain concerned about the ability of predominantly White institutions (PWIs) to support and retain these students. Therefore, the purpose of this qualitative study was to explore factors promoting the academic success of minority students at a research intensive PWI. Four themes emerged, including the impact of: a) student involvement, b) faculty interaction, c) peer support, and c) self-accountability. While this study confirms research about minority students at PWIs, it also provides new insight and provokes questions that warrant further investigation. Implications for practice and research are discussed.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Minority Group Students, Qualitative Research, Social Support Groups, Peer Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, College Faculty, College Students, Self Concept, Accountability, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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