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Johnson, Iryna Y.; Muse, William B. – Research in Higher Education, 2017
Females are underrepresented in certain disciplines, which translates into their having less promising career outlooks and lower earnings. This study examines the effects of socio-economic status, academic performance, high school curriculum and involvement in extra-curricular activities, as well as self-efficacy for academic achievement on…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Majors (Students), Engineering Education, State Universities
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Niu, Sunny X.; Tienda, Marta – Research in Higher Education, 2013
Using a longitudinal sample of Texas high school seniors of 2002 who enrolled in college within the calendar year of high school graduation, we examine variation in college persistence according to the economic composition of their high schools, which serves as a proxy for unmeasured high school attributes that are conductive to postsecondary…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Time to Degree, Institutional Characteristics, School Demography