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dc.contributor Biddle, Kimberly en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Lee, Diane S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Vang, Seng
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-11T22:12:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-10T11:00:12Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08-11
dc.date.submitted 2017-08-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/194734 en
dc.description Thesis (M.A., Child Development)--California State University, Sacramento, 2017. en_US
dc.description.abstract While the model minority myth stereotypes Asian Americans as the role model for other ethnic minorities, many Asian Americans are faced with economic, educational, and occupational hardships amongst other challenges (Museus & Yi, 2016). In one report, 14% Hmong, 13% Cambodian, and 12% Laotian Americans obtained bachelor degrees, which is less than half the national average of 28% (Museus, 2014). According to Museus and Yi (2016), there are over 24 different Asian ethnic groups from different languages, cultures, and customs. More studies focusing on Hmong college students’ motivation to pursue higher education and parental support would provide greater insight into their educational experience. The purpose of the current study was to investigate whether motivation and perception of parental support predicted Hmong college students’ pursuit of a higher education. Data were collected at a Northern Californian public university via a Hmong student organization and Hmong language class. A total of 50 Hmong college students between the ages 18 and 31 participated in the study and were surveyed through a series of questionnaires. Findings show that motivation significantly influenced higher education, even while accounting for parental support. While parental support and motivation were related, parental support did not significantly predict Hmong students’ pursuit of a higher education. Hmong college students are part of the Southeast Asian community for which there is a lack scholarly research. By further investigating and providing scholarly research on Hmong college students, this study seeks to take an important step in enhancing their educational quality and better serve the Hmong community. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Child Development en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Asian Americans en_US
dc.subject Hmong Americans en_US
dc.subject Higher education en_US
dc.subject Parental support en_US
dc.title Hmong students' parental support and motivation in higher education en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.embargoterms 90 days en_US

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