Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Through the pipeline: Degree aspirations of African American and Latino males enrolled in California community colleges
by Fregoso, Julio, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 229; 1590911
Abstract (Summary)

This quantitative study examined the transfer and degree aspirations of African-American and Latino males enrolled in California community colleges. Carter's (2002) theoretical and conceptual framework on the degree aspirations of African-American and Latino students was utilized to frame this study. Using secondary data from CCSSE, t-tests, factor analyses and logistic regression analyses were completed to compare the experiences of African American and Latino males and predict their transfer and degree aspirations. Findings include that self-reported data on GPA, obtaining or updating job skills, changing careers, and institutional size were predictors of associate degree aspirations. For the outcome transfer aspirations, predictors were race, sources used to pay for their tuition, and experiences that contributed to their academic, cognitive, and technical skills at the community college. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Locks, Angela M.
Commitee: Davis, Shametrice, Hernandez, John
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Community college education, Higher Education Administration, Higher education
Keywords: African American males, Black males, California, Community colleges, Latino males
Publication Number: 1590911
ISBN: 978-1-321-81037-0
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