Getting Connected: An Assessment of Peer-Mentorship on Asian American/Pacific Islander Students’ Academic Performance within the Two-Year College System

3 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2016

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Aeron Zentner

Coastline Community College

Rene Gutierrez

Independent

Tiffany Inabu

Independent

Louise Fonua

Independent

Date Written: October 11, 2016

Abstract

Recently, mentorship has emerged in higher education as a supplemental support system to build student engagement and provide a haven for students to obtain support. Relevant research finds that there are variances in student academic performance and race. Culturally, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population is rooted in community-oriented settings. While many AAPI students excel, there seems to be a lack of community engagement at the two-year institution level that may be hindering academic performance. The following study aimed to assess the impact of peer mentorship frequency on student academic performance and identify underlying challenges of the AAPI student population.

Keywords: Mentorship, Peer Mentors, Higher Education, Asian and Pacific Islander Student, Student Behavior

JEL Classification: Z00, Z10, Z13,P3, P31, P2, P20,

Suggested Citation

Zentner, Aeron and Gutierrez, Rene and Inabu, Tiffany and Fonua, Louise, Getting Connected: An Assessment of Peer-Mentorship on Asian American/Pacific Islander Students’ Academic Performance within the Two-Year College System (October 11, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2851231 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2851231

Aeron Zentner (Contact Author)

Coastline Community College ( email )

11460 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
United States

Rene Gutierrez

Independent ( email )

Tiffany Inabu

Independent

Louise Fonua

Independent

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