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ERIC Number: EJ957733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
Modeling Racial Differences in the Effects of Racial Representation on 2-Year College Student Success
Museus, Samuel D.; Jayakumar, Uma M.; Robinson, Thomas
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v13 n4 p549-572 2011-2012
The failure of many 2-year college students to persist and complete a post-secondary credential or degree remains a problem of paramount importance to higher education policymakers and practitioners. While racial representation--or the extent to which a student's racial group is represented on their respective campus--might be one factor that influences the success of students at 2-year colleges, this relationship has received little attention in the higher education literature. The current inquiry focuses on the direct and indirect influences of racial representation on the academic success of Black, Latino, and White students at 2-year institutions. Results indicate that racial representation exhibits both direct and indirect effects on 2-year students' academic success and that the nature of the relationship varies across racial groups. Implications for research and practice are discussed. (Contains 4 figures, 4 tables, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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