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ERIC Number: EJ971245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0021-3667
Understanding What Influences Successful Black Commuter Students' Engagement in College
Yearwood, Trina Lynn; Jones, Elizabeth A.
Journal of General Education, v61 n2 p97-125 2012
Black and commuter students are disadvantaged when it comes to higher education. Although black students are enrolling in college more than they did in previous years, fewer are earning degrees compared with their counterparts. Research asserts that students who live on campus are more engaged compared with students who commute. This is troubling because, for many years, researchers have posited that students benefit from an educational environment that engages in good practices. When these two demographics--blacks and commuters--are combined to create the black commuter student, the chances of success are even more bleak. This study assesses successful black undergraduate commuter students' engagement in educational practices associated with high levels of learning and development using quantitative research methods and National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) data from the City University of New York (CUNY) to improve student engagement and, ultimately, learning. (Contains 13 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement