Sixty percent of entering community college students are required to take remedial coursework prior to engaging in college-level study. Within this remedial group, the majority of students are dropping out or struggling to stay afloat. Greater attention must be paid towards the causes of these discouraging outcomes.
It is estimated that by the year 2042, White Americans will no longer constitute the majority of the U.S. population. A new study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggests that White Americans who possess a sense of purpose in their lives are more comfortable with an increasingly diverse society.
Purpose in life is often thought of as a product of adulthood, reserved only for experienced individuals well-versed in life's travels. Yet, consistent research shows us that the sense of purpose tends to sharply decline with increasing age. Why the decline in purpose? Researchers point to changes in social roles as the main culprit in diminished goals and aspirations.