Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Los sueños no se compran (dreams can't be bought): Latina/o degree aspirations and community cultural wealth
by Jimenez, Eileen Graciela, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 102; 10240288
Abstract (Summary)

This quantitative study examined the degree aspirations of first year, first time, Latina/o college students, using Tara Yosso’s (2005) Community Cultural Wealth Model as a framework. Secondary data was obtained from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program’s (CIRP) 2015 The Freshman Survey to complete t-test and linear regression analyses exploring gender differences in degree aspirations between Latina and Latino students as well as predictors of degree aspirations. Findings include academic self-concept, pluralistic orientation, neighborhood racial composition, and age as significant predictors of degree aspirations. The survey items that make up the CIRP constructs for academic self-concept and pluralistic orientation were also indicative of the importance of navigational, aspirational, and linguistic capitals as predictors of degree aspirations.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Locks, Angela M.
Commitee: Olson, Avery B., Perez-Huber, Lindsay
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher education
Keywords: Capital, Cirp, Community cultural wealth, Degree aspirations, Latina/o, The freshman survey
Publication Number: 10240288
ISBN: 978-1-369-42682-3
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