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The Complexity of Asian Americans in Higher Education: What impacts & motivates Asian American students to select a particular major choice?

For my AACS 370 course, I have done to focus my research topic on Asian Americans within Higher Education. Through this data, I hoped to find the factors that contributed to Asian Americans in regards to their major. My research purpose was: To gather information about Asian American students & the choices they make about pursuing higher education. I have decided to do this since I believe there is limited data in regards to why Asian Americans are less likely to enter a creative field while they are much more engaged within the mathematics or health fields. There is major stress played on children that are especially first-generation students to select a career path that will benefit them in the long-term, both successfully and financially. Based on my data, I can conclude that Asian Americans are much more likely to focus on a specific major based on their personal interests, access to educational resources, and personal experiences that influence them to work in a field in which they could also contribute to society.



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