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Samura, Michelle – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
The importance of "belonging" for college students has been well documented. Students' sense of belonging is closely related to their academic achievement, retention, engagement, satisfaction with student life, mental health, and overall well-being (Astin, 1993; Baumeister & Leary, 1995; Bowman, 2010; Hausmann, Schofield, &…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Asian American Students, Academic Achievement
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Johnston-Guerrero, Marc P.; Pizzolato, Jane Elizabeth – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
In a qualitative study we examined the constructs "race" and "ethnicity" and their relative importance in the multidimensional identities of 52 Asian American undergraduates across 2 universities. Findings suggest these constructs are useful for Asian American students' identity claims and that multiple contextual influences…
Descriptors: Race, Ethnicity, Asian American Students, Qualitative Research
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Museus, Samuel D.; Shiroma, Kiana; Dizon, Jude Paul – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
Low rates of college success continue to be a persisting problem in the United States, particularly among Southeast Asian Americans and other populations of color. The purpose of the current inquiry was to understand how cultural community connections influence the success of Southeast Asian American college students. Qualitative methods were…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Undergraduate Students, Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Palmer, Robert T.; Maramba, Dina C. – Journal of College Student Development, 2015
Research illustrates that the enrollments of Asian American and Latino/a students are increasing at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Nevertheless, research on how these students experience the institutional climates of HBCUs is nonexistent; hence, we sought to explore the college-choice process and perceptions of campus…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Asian American Students, Hispanic American Students, Enrollment Trends
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Museus, Samuel D.; Park, Julie J. – Journal of College Student Development, 2015
Asian Americans are one of the most misunderstood populations in higher education, and more research on this population is warranted. In this investigation, authors sought to understand the range of ways that Asian American students experience racism on a daily basis in college. They analyzed data from 46 individual, face-to-face qualitative…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Racial Bias, Undergraduate Students, Qualitative Research
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Samura, Michelle – Journal of College Student Development, 2015
This research draws on a broader study that situates Asian American college students within larger sociohistorical and political contexts. I examined Asian American college students' experiences and what it means to be "Asian American" in and through these experiences. Two types of expectations emerged from the data: students' internal…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Expectation, Parent Attitudes, Parents
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Palmer, Robert T.; Maramba, Dina C. – Journal of College Student Development, 2015
Research has shown that the enrollment of Asian American and Latino/a students are increasing at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Nevertheless, research on how these students experience the institutional climate of HBCUs is nonexistent. Hence, this study sought to explore the college choice process and perceptions of campus…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Hispanic American Students, College Faculty, Black Colleges
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Han, Meekyung; Pong, Helen – Journal of College Student Development, 2015
According to the 2008 U.S. Census, there are 15.5 million Asian Americans in the United States, and 17% are students enrolled in a university (Shea & Yeh, 2008). Asian American college students in higher education are oftentimes perceived as the "model minority" with high academic achievements and few mental and/or behavioral…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Help Seeking
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Wester, Kelly L.; Trepal, Heather C. – Journal of College Student Development, 2015
This study examined race and ethnic identity in relation to nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). Participants included freshmen at 2 universities, who were predominantly female. Final inferential statistics examined differences across Caucasian, African American, Hispanic, Asian American, and Multiracial students, finding African Americans and Asian…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Injuries, College Freshmen, Females
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Park, Julie J. – Journal of College Student Development, 2014
This study uses data from the National Longitudinal Study of Freshmen to examine the racial/ ethnic composition of student organizations as well as the relationship between student organization participation and close interracial friendship. White students were the most likely to be in majority White environments in fraternities and sororities,…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Fraternities, Sororities, Racial Composition
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Strayhorn, Terrell L. – Journal of College Student Development, 2014
Scholars have examined the experiences of GLBT students in college and found that gay students often report encountering unwelcoming campus environments, physical or verbal assault, and homophobia. Rarely, however, have the experiences of Asian Pacific Islander (API) or more specifically South Korean gay men been accounted for in the literature. A…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Minority Groups, Academic Achievement, Homosexuality
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Maramba, Dina C.; Palmer, Robert T. – Journal of College Student Development, 2014
The purpose of this study is to explore the critical role of culture on the success of Southeast Asian American (SEAA) college students. Specifically, we examined the saliency of cultural validation and how it shaped the educational trajectories of SEAAs. A national sample of 34 participants was analyzed across 5 public, 4-year colleges and…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Students, Educational Experience, Role
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Poon, OiYan – Journal of College Student Development, 2014
Despite their popular portrayal as high achieving and structurally incorporated, race continues to shape the career choices of Asian American college students. As second-generation Americans, Asian Americans negotiate a constellation of factors when deciding their career choices, most notably, pressures from immigrant parents, awareness of labor…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Asian American Students, Immigrants, Race
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Han, Meekyung; Lee, Mary – Journal of College Student Development, 2011
With the demographic shifts the United States faces, understanding the contributing factors to mental well-being among minority college students is crucial. This study examines the roles of parental and peer attachment, intergenerational conflict, and perceived racial discrimination on depressive symptoms while also analyzing the mediational role…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Vietnamese People, College Students, Risk