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Kao, Cassie I. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
In the United States, colleges and universities have not promoted the academic success of their students of color as effectively as their White students (National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2016). While much research has been conducted to explore how racism impacts higher education attainment of Black/African American and…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Learner Engagement, College Students, Campuses
Zeledón Pérez, María José – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The racial and ethnic gap in educational attainment in STEM fields is a central topic in the national conversation. This study investigated the factors that promote or hinder the frequency of interaction between institutional agents (faculty and advisors) and STEM students of color at HSI and non-HSI community colleges. Publicly available data…
Descriptors: Success, STEM Education, Minority Group Students, Predictor Variables
Manzano, Lester J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since the height of student activism in the 1960s, little research has explored how college students conceptualize and define activism for social justice. In addition, the extant literature on student activism has been limited in its treatment of marginalized communities, including Asian American students. Given an increase in students'…
Descriptors: Activism, Asian American Students, College Students, Social Justice
Stokes, Hannah La Shell – ProQuest LLC, 2018
To date, there has not been research that disaggregates the experiences of Asian American and international Asian college students seeking psychotherapy in college campus settings. We examined archival data collected over the course of a 17-year period that focused on experiences of Asian American, international Asian, and European American…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Psychotherapy, College Students, Asian American Students
Nguyen, Nhu – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Prior studies on student engagement in U.S. higher education focused mainly on the experiences of Black and White students (Meyer, 2014). Southeast Asian American students also face challenges regarding engagement on campus. Due to the influence of the Model Minority Myth, which leads faculty and administration to believe that Southeast Asian…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Vietnamese People, Student Needs, Racial Identification
Wang-Yeung, Leilani Weichun – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This dissertation examines the gap in college enrollment between Asian Americans and Latino Americans regarding the effects of family and school factors, classifying them into the six ethnic/generational status groups (Asian American first generation, Asian American second generation, Asian American third generation and plus, Latino American first…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Hispanic American Students, College Choice, College Attendance
DeLaRosby, Hal R. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The findings of this hermeneutical phenomenological study revealed an understanding of the sense of belonging fostered Asian American -- Pacific Islander (AAPI) students from Hawai'i persisting at a predominantly White institution (PWIs). Discoveries investigated culled from individual interviews conducted with 10 AAPI students from Hawai?i…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Pacific Americans, College Students, Academic Persistence
Souza, Cheri Y. H. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Within the United States, the model minority myth has contributed to empirically unsubstantiated misconceptions about Asian American college students. Although there is considerable research on college student adjustment and its role in persistence, literature focusing on the Asian American experience is lacking. Furthermore, the experience of…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Disproportionate Representation, White Students, Asian American Students
Vue, Rican – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Hmong American students and their struggles are largely invisible yet grossly misunderstood when seen. This study reveals how Hmong Americans negotiate the contours of race and ethnicity to construct an affirming identity on their respective university campuses. A framework of campus racial climate is employed to investigate how institutional…
Descriptors: Hmong People, Asian American Students, Race, Ethnicity
Johnston, Marc Phillip – ProQuest LLC, 2013
What's the use of race and does race matter? These two questions serve as the foundation for this dissertation comprised of three studies examining: (1) how scholars "use" race in their research and how their decisions matter for the way race is interpreted; (2) how students make meaning of race (as a social construct) during a time…
Descriptors: Race, Higher Education, Educational Research, Scholarship
Del Pilar, Wilfredo – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Undocumented students' access to higher education has been an understudied topic, not due to lack of interest but because of difficulties in obtaining institutional approval for research and institutional concerns about student disclosure. While the exact number of undocumented persons in the United States is not known, it is estimated at 11.6…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Access to Education, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies
Frick Cardelle, Rachel A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Low- and middle-income students at public, two-year institutions too often do not apply for college financial aid (Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2008; Kantrowitz, 2009a, 2011). This research first examines national data to identify what the risk factors are for not applying and compares those risk factors for students at…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Low Income Groups, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
Wagner, Jennie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The United States has become more ethnically diverse, and this trend is projected to continue. Despite an increase in minority group enrollment on campus in the United States during the last decade, their rates of degree completion are not keeping pace (NCES, 2007). The question that remains to be answered is: What factors are unique to minority…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Minority Group Students, Race, Educational Attainment
Pendakur, Vijay – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Since the end of the Civil Rights era, a new paradigm has emerged for understanding race and racism in American society. This neoliberal hegemonic discourse argues that systemic racism ended with the abolishment of formal, juridical racism and that any continued investment in race is both unnecessary and deeply problematic. Critical race theorists…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Racial Bias, College Freshmen, Qualitative Research
Lui, Joyce – ProQuest LLC, 2013
There has been a limited body of research on Asian American students, specifically regarding community college attendance and the transfer process. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore and understand how Asian American transfer students navigate the community college, their transfer processes, as well as their post-transfer…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Critical Theory
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