Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Diversity Day: Insight into high school students

Presenter Information

Melanie Faustino HansenFollow

Class

Article

Department

Psychology

Faculty Mentor

Melanie Domenech Rodriguez

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

High school students Utah and nearby states go to a Utah State traditional event called Diversity Day. Students learn more about college, about Utah State, and have the opportunity to interview for a scholarships. 166 students were surveyed to better understand their academic self-efficacy and their actual preparedness to attend college. Students were also asked about what is most important to them when selecting a college, as well as what they feel most prepared or lacked in preparation in their college preparation. Results of the predominantly ethnic minority students were compared to students who identify as white.

Start Date

4-9-2015 9:00 AM

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Diversity Day: Insight into high school students

High school students Utah and nearby states go to a Utah State traditional event called Diversity Day. Students learn more about college, about Utah State, and have the opportunity to interview for a scholarships. 166 students were surveyed to better understand their academic self-efficacy and their actual preparedness to attend college. Students were also asked about what is most important to them when selecting a college, as well as what they feel most prepared or lacked in preparation in their college preparation. Results of the predominantly ethnic minority students were compared to students who identify as white.