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Uy, Phitsamay S.; Kim, Sue J.; Khuon, Chrisna – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This study discusses the college and career readiness among full-time Southeast Asian American college students in a 4-year public university in New England. Our study consisted of surveys (n = 58) and focus groups (n = 35), of second-generation (born in the United States) or 1.5-generation (immigrated as a youth) college students. While our…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Asian American Students, Career Development
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Arroyo, Andrew T.; Palmer, Robert T.; Maramba, Dina C. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
This qualitative study contributes an original holistic understanding of the perceptions and experiences of non-Black students (e.g., Asian American, Latino, and White) as they matriculate into historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), persist to graduation, and reflect on their experiences as graduates at HBCUs. Findings from this…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Student Experience, Qualitative Research, Asian American Students
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Oseguera, Leticia – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2006
This study examined how institutional and environmental attributes of the undergraduate institution facilitate or impede African American, Asian American, Caucasian, and Mexican American students' baccalaureate degree attainment four and six years after college entry. The primary data source for this study was generated from a national survey of…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Colleges, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans
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Henry, Wilma J.; Butler, Dyonne M.; West, Nicole M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2012
Black women's participation in postsecondary education appears to have improved drastically because they are outpacing many other minority cultural groups (i.e., Black men, Hispanic men and women, Asian men and women, etc.) in terms of college enrollment and completion rates. However, when compared to White men and women, it is obvious that there…
Descriptors: Females, Disproportionate Representation, Physical Health, Gender Issues
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Museus, Samuel D. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
Recent trends in the financing of higher education have increased the urgency of understanding how financial aid affects degree attainment among college students. Specifically, increased reliance on loans in the composition of financial aid packages renders it critical for policymakers and institutional leaders to understand the impact of…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Path Analysis, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
Sanchez, Jafeth E.; Lowman, Jennifer L.; Hill, Kathleen A. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Given the major investment in the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant, rising postsecondary access, trends in poor persistence and retention rates, and the ongoing accountability measures in higher education, it is critical to examine factors related to postsecondary performance and persistence of GEAR…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Undergraduate Study
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Lascher, Edward L.; Offenstein, Jeremy L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
What explains the persistent gap in college retention between white American college students and those who are members of ethnic minority groups? Some argue that a large part of the answer is campus racial climate: a negative climate disproportionately harms minority students and leads to worse outcomes. Existing theory provides some basis for…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Racial Differences, Academic Persistence, White Students
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Farruggia, Susan P.; Han, Cheon-woo; Watson, Lakeshia; Moss, Thomas P.; Bottoms, Bette L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Farrington and colleagues developed a model that contends that academic mindsets, academic perseverance, learning strategies, social skills, and academic behaviors affect academic success. This study tests a modified version of this model with first-year students (n = 1,603) at a large, ethnically diverse, urban university. The hypothesized…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Mullin, Christopher M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
A substantive amount of research has been conducted on how work influences persistence and completion, for those who decide to leave we know little about where they go to work and how much they earn. The purpose of this study was to explore the work behaviors of a cohort of students who began their postsecondary experience at a community college…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Profiles, Academic Persistence