Promoting academic persistence among racial/ethnic minority and european american freshman and sophomore undergraduates: Implications for college counselors

Marybeth Rigali-Oiler, Sharon Kurpius

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Factors influencing persistence decisions among 346 racial/ethnic minority and 813 European American freshman and sophomore undergraduates were explored. Gender and racial/ethnic differences were found in centrality and public regard of racial/ethnic identity. Perceptions of the university environment and self-beliefs predicted persistence decisions for everyone. Suggestions for college counselors working with students exhibiting risk factors for academic persistence are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-212
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of College Counseling
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013



  • academic persistence
  • academic self-efficacy
  • racial/ethnic identity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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