ERIC Number: EJ999412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
A Brief Intervention Designed to Improve Social Awareness and Skills to Improve Latino College Student Retention
Cerezo, Alison; McWhirter, Benedict T.
College Student Journal, v46 n4 p867-879 Dec 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the Latino Educational Equity Project (LEEP), a brief intervention designed to enhance college retention by increasing social awareness and skills for Latino students at three, predominately White universities in the Pacific Northwest. Participants were 40 students who completed the intervention and 41 students in a no-treatment control condition. Results of MANCOVA and ANCOVA analyses demonstrated partial success for the program with LEEP participants demonstrating significantly improved social adjustment to college and critical consciousness development. Implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Intervention, Social Adjustment, Interpersonal Competence, Hispanic American Students, Skill Development, Extraversion Introversion, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Consciousness Raising, Program Effectiveness, Improvement Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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