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.
|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|
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