- Considering the Impact of Racial Stigmas and Science Identity: Persistence Among Biomedical and Behavioral Science Aspirants
- The Journal of Higher Education
- The Ohio State University Press
- Volume 82, Number 5, September/October 2011
- pp. 564-596
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This longitudinal study examined whether the combination of having negative racial interactions and identifying with one's domain of study affects underrepresented racial minority freshmen. In line with stereotype threat theory, students reporting higher levels of this combination of experiences and attributes were significantly less likely to persist in their intended biomedical or behavioral science major.