ERIC Number: EJ683617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 42
Issues of College Persistence between Asian and Asian Pacific American Students
Yeh, Theresa Ling
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice, v6 n1 p81-96 2004-2005
This article offers an exploration of the Asian Pacific American (APA) ethnic groups that show high rates of departure, and presents strategies and approaches to improving their persistence and graduation rates. A detailed examination of the APA population is presented to identify the subgroups that are underrepresented in higher education and who suffer from high dropout rates. Subsequently, several traditional retention theories are reviewed to determine how they apply to these APA subgroups. Specific barriers to college persistence for these students also are examined. Finally, the article presents strategies and programs designed to improve APA's persistence rates.
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Pacific Americans, Academic Persistence, Asian American Students, School Holding Power, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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