Multi-Stage Model of Major Choice

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, survey data
Creator
  • Baker, Rachel (UC, Irvine)
Publication Date
2020-12-16
Description
  • Abstract

    These files provide information on the data used in “Gender and Racial Differences in Awareness and Consideration of Curricular Programs: Exploring a Multistage Model of Major Choice,” (Baker & Orona, AERA Open, 2020, abstract below). The data used in the paper are not able to be shared publicly, but the survey that the data come from and the cleaning and analysis files are included here.

    One method for reducing gender and racial segregation in career fields is addressing sorting by major in college. However, previous research has not examined the full process of major sorting; few studies have explicitly explored the majors of which students are aware or the majors that students consider choosing. In this study, we use survey data from community college students to examine differences in the size and composition of awareness and consideration sets of groups of students. We find significant differences in the size of awareness sets and the composition of consideration sets in our sample. Applying the methodological advances from this study could help college administrators identify key opportunities, in timing or methodology, for supporting and guiding students’ decisions.
  • Methods

    Response Rates: 95%
Temporal Coverage
  • 2014-01-01 / 2020-12-31
    Time Period: Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2014--Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2020
  • 2014-01-01 / 2014-12-31
    Collection Date(s): Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2014--Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2014
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
  • California
Sampled Universe
Community College students in California.
Sampling
Sampled at the course level, using targeted + convenience sampling (classes taken by students who are transfer intending)
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Relations
  • Has version
    DOI: 10.3886/E129001V1
Publications
  • Baker, Rachel, and Gabe Avakian Orona. “Gender and Racial Differences in Awareness and Consideration of Curricular Programs: Exploring a Multistage Model of Major Choice.” AERA Open 6, no. 3 (July 2020): 233285842093702. https://doi.org/10.1177/2332858420937023.
    • ID: 10.1177/2332858420937023 (DOI)

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