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Singley, Daniel B.; Sedlacek, William E. – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2009
This article addresses the roles of race-ethnicity and gender in university student orientation toward diversity. Differences in orientation toward diversity were found between men and women as well as among racial-ethnic groups (Asian/Asian American, African American, Latino, Anglo-American). Anglo-American students' scores were significantly…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Cultural Differences, Ethnicity
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Sheu, Hung-Bin; Sedlacek, William E. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2004
First-year students (N = 2,678) demonstrated differences on help-seeking attitudes and coping strategies by gender and race. African Americans had more positive attitudes toward seeking help for impersonal issues, whereas Asian Americans were more likely to use avoidant coping strategies. Women were more receptive to professional help than were…
Descriptors: College Students, Asian American Students, Coping, Help Seeking
Minatoya, Lydia Yuriko; Sedlacek, William E. – Journal of College Student Personnel, 1981
Asian-American undergraduates (N=139) responded to a questionnaire covering demographic information and attitudes toward education, family, interracial contact, and racial discrimination. Findings suggested the continuing importance of Asian values even though respondents had little contact with members of their racial groups. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, College Students, Cultural Influences, Demography
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Duffy, Ryan D.; Sedlacek, William E. – Journal of Career Development, 2007
This study examined the variables incoming first-year college students believed were most important to their long-term career choice. A sample of 31,731 students were surveyed from 1995 to 2004, and results revealed that men placed a greater emphasis on making money, women placed a greater emphasis on working with people and contributing to…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen, Gender Differences
Sheu, Hung-Bin; Sedlacek, William E. – 2002
Differences in help-seeking attitudes and coping strategies among White, African American, and Asian American college students, as well as within Asian Americans (Asian Indian Americans, Chinese Americans, and Korean Americans) were examined in the study. A sample of 2,661 students from a large Eastern university participated. Significant…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Black Students, Chinese Americans, College Students
Minatoya, Lydia Y.; Sedlacek, William E. – 1980
A representative sample of 37 incoming Asian-American freshmen at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), reported their attitudes and perceptions on a number of personal and social issues. Forty-one percent attended UMCP because of its geographic location, and more than half came to learn skills directly applicable to a career.…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Asian Americans, College Choice, College Freshmen
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Liu, William M.; Sedlacek, William E. – Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 1999
The University New Student Census was administered to 376 Asian-Pacific-American (APA) incoming freshman students at the University of Maryland (College Park) and analyzed for differences concerning leadership and college expectations. Results suggest that definitions of leadership may need to be expanded to include the various ways leadership is…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Freshmen, Definitions, Females
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Helm, Edward G.; Sedlacek, William E.; Prieto, Dario O. – Journal of College Counseling, 1998
Students were surveyed regarding cultural attitudes and campus climate. Comfort in cross-cultural situations and respect for other cultures correlated with overall satisfaction. The more Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Whites were aware of diversity and changing their behavior accordingly, the less satisfied they were with school.…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student)
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Minatoya, Lydia Yuriko; Sedlacek, William E. – 1979
Demographic characteristics and attitudes of Asian-American undergraduates at the University of Maryland, College Park, were studied. A random sample of 139 Asian-American students responded to a 51-item questionnaire, with a return rate of 81 percent. Seventy-five percent of the 86 male and 53 female respondents had resided for the longest period…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Chinese Culture, College Desegregation, Cultural Isolation
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Wawrzynski, Matthew R.; Sedlacek, William E. – Journal of College Student Development, 2003
The expectations, self-perceptions, past academic behaviors, and attitudes of transfer students were examined in this study. Participants were 2,492 incoming transfer students (53% female, 14% African American, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% Hispanic/Latino/a, and 65% White, and had a mean age of 21.8) at a mid-Atlantic doctoral…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Transfer Students
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Ancis, Julie R.; Sedlacek, William E.; Mohr, Jonathan J. – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2000
Reports on questionnaire about perceptions and experiences distributed to African American, Asian American, Latino/a, and White undergraduates. African Americans reported more racial-ethnic conflict on campus, more pressure to conform to stereotypes, and less equitable treatment by faculty and teaching assistants. White students' responses…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Blacks, College Students, Conflict
Sedlacek, William E.; Helm, Edward G.; Prieto, Dario O. – 1997
This study examined the relationship between perceptions of diversity and overall satisfaction in students at the University of Maryland at College Park. An anonymous 100-item questionnaire on cultural attitudes and climate was mailed to first and third year students, with mail and phone call follow-ups resulting in an overall return rate of 60…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Black Students, College Freshmen, College Juniors
Quinonez, Carolina; Sedlacek, William E. – 1997
The report is a comprehensive survey of incoming freshmen at the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP). The profile includes 2493 new students surveyed during their summer 1997 orientation. The student make-up included 53 percent males and 47 percent females; 64 percent were Caucasian and 36 percent were from minority ethnic or racial…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Asian Americans, Black Students, College Environment
Sedlacek, William E.; Webster, Dennis W. – 1977
The admissions offices of 103 large, U.S. universities provided information regarding their admissions and retention of minority students for the eighth consecutive year. Results showed that black freshman enrollment was three percent in fall, 1969 and only five percent in fall, 1976, down from a high of six percent in 1973. Non-black minority…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Admission (School), American Indians, Black Students
Sedlacek, William E.; Pelham, Judy C. – 1976
In 1975 a nationwide sample of admissions offices of 110 large, primarily white universities were surveyed on their admission of black freshmen and on their admission criteria. Particular emphasis was placed on further effects of budget cuts and on admission criteria for nonblack minorities. Responses from 107 schools, showed that the national…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Black Students, College Admission
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