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ERIC Number: EJ961114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
The Long-Term Effects of College Diversity Experiences: Well-Being and Social Concerns 13 Years after Graduation
Bowman, Nicholas A.; Brandenberger, Jay W.; Hill, Patrick L.; Lapsley, Daniel K.
Journal of College Student Development, v52 n6 p729-739 Nov-Dec 2011
Many college administrators and researchers assert that diversity interactions are critical for preparing young adults for a diverse society, but very little research has examined the long-term impact of these experiences. This study examines a longitudinal sample of college students (n = 416) who were followed into their mid-30s. Structural equation modeling analyses indicate that college engagement with racial/cultural diversity has a positive, indirect effect on personal growth, purpose in life, recognition of racism, and volunteer work 13 years after graduation. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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