The Role of Race in the Development of Plans for a Graduate Degree

Ernest T. Pascarella, Gregory C. Wolniak, Christopher T. Pierson, Lamont A. Flowers

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Abstract

Analyzing three-year longitudinal data from 18 diverse four-year institutions, this study investigated the role of race in the solidifying plans for a graduate degree. Net of other influences, African American and Hispanic students were significantly less likely than their White classmates to lower their plans for a graduate degree. However, additional findings suggest that different conceptual models are required to account for educational plans among the three racial subgroups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-320+i
JournalReview of Higher Education
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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