Date of Paper


Type of Paper

Clinical research paper

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)


Social Work

First Advisor

Pa Der Vang, Ph.D., LICSW


Social Work


Hmong families generally understand that education is the key to their survival and success in the United States. The literature review in this study suggests that cultural barriers and adjusting to the U.S. are strong indicators of why Hmong students do not succeed academically. This research examines the personal history and risk factors that affect Hmong students in post-secondary education from the students’ perspectives. Ten interviews were conducted with Hmong college students on what they perceive to be the high risk factors that impact Hmong students in post-secondary education. A basic content analysis was performed to code and analyze the data, and emerging themes were recorded.

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