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Belser, Christopher T.; Shillingford, M. Ann; Daire, Andrew P.; Prescod, Diandra J.; Dagley, Melissa A. – Professional Counselor, 2018
The United States is facing a crisis with respect to filling job vacancies within science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) industries and with students completing STEM undergraduate degrees. In addition, disparities exist for females and ethnic minorities within STEM fields. Whereas prior research has centered on disparities in STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Academic Persistence, Career Development
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Tello, Angelica M.; Lonn, Marlise R. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Latinx first-generation college students (FGCS) are a growing population faced with unique challenges for college retention and graduation. Because their parents did not attend postsecondary education, this group of college students has not inherited the social or cultural capital common to many traditional college freshmen. Both high school and…
Descriptors: Counselor Role, School Counselors, High School Students, Psychological Needs
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Sciarra, Daniel T.; Seirup, Holly J.; Sposato, Elizabeth – Professional Counselor, 2016
This study investigated factors from high school that might predict college persistence. The sample consisted of 7,271 participants in three waves of data collection (2002, 2004 and 2006) who participated in the Educational Longitudinal Study (ELS; U.S. Department of Education, 2008). A multinomial logistic regression mode was employed to…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Persistence, High School Graduates, Longitudinal Studies