Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

During telephone interviews, students at Western Kentucky University were asked to explain how and why they chose a particular academic major. The students' race and majors were used in an attempt to determine if there were any noticeable differences in race/major categories. the study also examined some factors in students' backgrounds to determine if past experiences affected their decisions regarding majors.

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Dr. Rick Shannon

Disciplines

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Race and Ethnicity