Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Latina Millennials' testimonios while pursuing advanced degrees and parental/familial support
by Aguilar, Nadia, Ed.D., California State University, Los Angeles, 2016, 168; 10246191
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study is to examine the Latina Millennial experience while completing an advanced degree, and to identify the parental/familial supports that help them persist and succeed. Through the collection of the participants’ testimonios, interviews were designed to capture their lived experiences as well as, their perceptions of why they succeed. The study was conducted using narrative methods, specifically testimonios to recount the lived experiences of the participants. The conceptual framework includes Chicana Feminist Epistemology (Delgado Bernal, 1998) and resilience theory (Connor and Davidson, 2003; Masten, 2011; Richardson et al., 1990). The collected testimonios emphasize the factors that positively influenced Latinas to successfully pursue and complete an advanced degree. The testimonios also highlight how parents and family and support systems developed as they pursued an advanced degree.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ulanoff, Sharon
Commitee: Alfaro, Daisy D., Andre-Bechely, Lois, Hafner, Anne, Martinez, Elizabeth
School: California State University, Los Angeles
Department: Applied and Advanced Studies in Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 78/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Education, Latin American Studies, Higher education
Keywords: Advanced degrees, Chicana feminist epistemology, Familial support, Latinas, Millennials, Testimonios
Publication Number: 10246191
ISBN: 9781369513196
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