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An Analysis of Taiwanese Aboriginal Students’ Educational Aspirations

Author(s): Hsiao-I Hou | Huang Chia-Kai

Journal: Higher Education Studies
ISSN 1925-4741

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2012;
Original page

By analysing the national data from the Junior Survey of the Taiwan Higher Education Dataset, this study identified significant variables influencing the educational aspirations of aboriginal students at technical and vocational institutions. The study shows that several variables are predictive of the educational aspirations of aboriginal students. Institutional types, more weekly hours of lessons, more time spent on assignment preparation and revision, a higher maternal educational level, a higher GPA, a keen participation in autonomous, academic, or extramural club activities, and a higher self-rating of interpersonal skills are all associated with higher educational aspirations. In contrast, being a female student and a keen participant in musical and sports club activities are associated with lower educational aspirations. Recommendations to improve Taiwanese aboriginal students’ educational aspirations are discussed.
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