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ERIC Number: ED566759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 150
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3394-7956-9
Examining Factors Influencing Asian American and Latino American Students' College Choice
Wang-Yeung, Leilani Weichun
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo
This dissertation examines the gap in college enrollment between Asian Americans and Latino Americans regarding the effects of family and school factors, classifying them into the six ethnic/generational status groups (Asian American first generation, Asian American second generation, Asian American third generation and plus, Latino American first generation, Latino American second generation, and Latino American third generation and plus). Through logistic regression analysis of the ELS: 2002 data, national longitudinal sample of 10th graders, the study findings indicate that except for 10th grade achievement, family plays a more important role in predicting overall college attendance (both 2-year and 4-year colleges), including SES, gender, parental and students' expectations, 3rd generation, and high school type. On the contrary, school plays a more important role in predicting 4-year college attendance, including 10th grade achievement, academic excellence, participation in extracurricular activities, and English proficiency. Asian Americans are more likely to enroll in overall colleges as well as 4-year colleges, and the generation difference is not found. In contrast, Latino Americans are less likely to enroll in overall colleges as well as 4-year colleges, and there are noticeable generation differences; the low college enrollment rates are largely driven by non-immigrant Latinos. Recommendations for policy makers are provided. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 10
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Language: English
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