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
Date Written: October 11, 2016
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,
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