When social class meets ethnicity: College-going experiences of Chinese and Korean immigrant students
The Review of Higher Education, 37(3), 321-348., March 2014
Eunyoung Kim, Ph.D.
Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy
Successful educational outcomes among Asian American college students
often obscure the challenges and nuanced educational experiences of
Asian immigrant ethnic groups. Therefore, the aim of this study was to
better understand the college‑going experiences of Chinese and Korean
immigrant students by examining the relationship between these students’
college decisions and their parents’ expectations and involvement.
Results indicate that parental expectations and involvement are deeply
related to college enrollment decisions and extend influence well into
the academic careers of these students after entry into college. The
study reveals both differences and commonalities in parental involvement
across ethnicity and social class.