AbstractsSocial Work

Academic achievement of Hmong students at Sacramento State University

by Xeng Thao

Institution: California State University – Sacramento
Department: Social Work
Degree: MSW
Year: 2015
Keywords: Academic success; Academic achievement; Gender gap in education; College students; Hmong community
Record ID: 2061006
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/138775


This research project examines the academic attainment and achievement disparity in higher education among Hmong students. The purpose of this project is to identify the disparity and attribute to factors that impact the unequal attainment rates of college degrees between the two genders at California State University, Sacramento. Theories such as ecological, resilience, and self-determination aids the study in understanding how education can be used as an empowerment tool for Hmong women who come from a traditionally patriarchal society. Out of the 326 Hmong students who graduated from Summer 2012 to Spring 2014 at the studied university, Hmong females graduated nearly twice (61.7%) compared to Hmong males at 38.3%.