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January 2000


The role of students' family backgrounds and rapport with instructors and peers as predictors of five indices of the adjustment and success were examined, for a cohort of 150 Southeast-Asian-American, Hispanic and White college students. Ethnic differences emerged for nearly all predictor and outcome measures. Discussion of these patterns includes consideration of the origins of a learned-helpless profile characteristic of many of the Asian-American students and of a mastery orientation characteristic of many of the Hispanic and White students.


Creative Commons Attribution Licence. Originally published in "Education".

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