Lundberg, C. A. (2012). Predictors of learning for students from five different racial/ethnic groups. Journal of College Student Development, 53(5), 636-655.
Using a sample of 2,836 students from 5 different racial/ethnic groups, this study identified the ways student engagement and institutional features predict student learning. A supportive campus environment and high academic challenge predicted learning in general education, personal development, and practical competence for all racial/ethnic groups. An institutional emphasis on interactional diversity also predicted personal development for all groups. Findings by race/ ethnicity were more similar than different, but conditional effects by student race/ethnicity were also identified relative to interactional diversity.