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ERIC Number: EJ1005447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
Examining the Effects of Campus Climate, Ethnic Group Cohesion, and Cross-Cultural Interaction on Filipino American Students' Sense of Belonging in College
Maramba, Dina C.; Museus, Samuel D.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v14 n4 p495-522 2012-2013
The purpose of this study is to explore how campus climate, ethnic group cohesion and cross cultural interaction influence Filipino American college students' sense of belonging in college. Specifically, we examine the impact of three environmental and behavioral factors on students' sense of belonging: 1) campus racial climate, 2) ethnic group cohesion, and 3) interactions across cultures. A sample of 143 participants was analyzed using structural equation modeling techniques. Findings suggest that campus racial climate, ethnic group cohesion, and cross-cultural interaction all directly influence sense of belonging among Filipino American students. In addition, ethnic group cohesion was indirectly and positively associated with sense of belonging on campus via its direct influence on cross-cultural interactions. Implications for research and practice are discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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