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Title:Aspiring to the Baccalaureate: Attitudes of Community College Students Toward Affirmative Action in College Admissions
Author(s):Zamani, Eboni Mie'l
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Bragg, Debra D.
Department / Program:Education
Discipline:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Abstract:This study explored African American, Hispanic, and White community college student attitudes toward affirmative action in college admissions. The study examined the association between attitudes toward affirmative action in college admissions and student background characteristics, educational aspirations, self-interest, racial affect, and institutional characteristics. It is proposed that community college students might view affirmative action in college admissions differently than four-year students due to their aspirations for the baccalaureate. The study investigated whether attitudes toward affirmative action in college admissions varied by race/ethnicity, gender, and baccalaureate aspirations among students attending institutions that award associate's degrees. Samples for the study were drawn from the 1996 Cooperative Institution Research Program (CIRP) database of college students, obtained from the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. The results revealed several associations existed between support for abolishing affirmative action in college admissions and student background characteristics, educational aspirations, self-interest, and racial affect. Additionally, the logistic regression findings illustrated that the odds of supporting affirmative action abolishing in college admissions was greater among White, male, two-year students with transfer intentions in addition to other independent variables found to effect the likelihood of affirmative action support or disfavor.
Issue Date:2000
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:240 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/80420
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9971236
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2000


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