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Getting In: Mexican Americans' Perceptions of University Attendance and the Implications for Freshman Year Persistence

Louis C. Attinasi, Jr.
The Journal of Higher Education
Vol. 60, No. 3 (May - Jun., 1989), pp. 247-277
DOI: 10.2307/1982250
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1982250
Page Count: 31
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Abstract

Inductive analysis of in-depth, open-ended interviews of persisting and nonpersisting Mexican American university students yielded two conceptual schemes, corresponding to pre- and post-matriculation attitudinal and behavioral patterns, for interpreting their perceptions of college-going experiences. These schemes were the bases for hypotheses about the sociopsychological context of freshman year persistence decisions.

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