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Assalone, Amanda E.; Fann, Amy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Contrary to the model minority myth that portrays Asian Americans as academic all-stars overrepresented in elite 4-year institutions, nearly half of all Asian American college students do, in fact, attend community colleges, and many experience myriad challenges. This exploratory study utilized a qualitative analysis and investigated how model…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Asian American Students, Minority Group Students, Community Colleges
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Edman, Jeanne L.; Watson, Susan B.; Patron, David J. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
An association has been found between traumatic experiences and psychological distress; however, the impact of ethnicity on psychological distress is less clear. The present study examined the relationship between traumatic experiences and measures of psychological distress among a multiethnic sample of community college students. A total of 389…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Ethnic Diversity, Trauma, Psychological Patterns
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Palacios, Angelica M. G.; Wood, J. Luke – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
The spread of online courses and programs in community colleges across the nation has contributed to a redefinition of open-access education. Accordingly, the growth in online courses has drawn attention to the value of different instructional modalities, particularly with regard to their effectiveness in learning, retention, and success. As a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, African American Students, Males
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Abu-Ghazaleh, Nabil; Hoffman, John L. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Drawing upon a sample of 13,025 students who attended the nine majority minority colleges of the Los Angeles Community College District, this study examined the interaction effects of the racial composition of the colleges on student persistence. Special attention was given to variables that paired students' race to the racial demography of the…
Descriptors: Racial Composition, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Interaction
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Spangler, J. Mark; Slate, John R. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
In this investigation, the graduation and persistence rates of Texas community college students by ethnic membership (i.e., White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian) for the 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 academic years were examined. Statistically significant differences were present between the 2000 and the 2010 graduation and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Graduation Rate, Racial Differences
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Rose, Lisa Hale; Sellars-Mulhern, Precious; Jones, Cynthia; Trinidad, America; Pierre-Louis, Joanne; Okomba, Adhiambo – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Given the nationwide concern about college persistence and graduation rates, this article reviews pertinent literature related to autonomous learning as well as social and academic engagement. It also presents findings of a qualitative study of young community college women of color, an understudied population. The article, part of a larger…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Learner Engagement, Females, Womens Education
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England-Siegerdt, Christy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2011
In order to understand whether loans actually expand opportunities among community college students, it is important to understand who is borrowing and who is not. A binary logistic regression was used to determine which financially needy students are likely to borrow from federal loan programs. The current study found that the following types of…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Student Loan Programs, Pacific Islanders, American Indians