This qualitative study explores the mentorship experiences of eight first-generation Latina women in private 4-year universities in southern California. The study is guided by bell hooks’ Theory of Love, and also draws on concepts such as, Latino Critical Theory (LatCrit), Chicana Feminist Theory (CFT), mujersita mentoring, and mestiza consciousness. Using testimonios, this study centers the experiences of participants, and focuses on their perspectives as first- generation Latina undergraduate students. Overall this research contributes to the literature on mentorship, particularly as it pertains to Latinas in higher education, and offers implications and recommendations regarding how to better support this student population.
|Advisor:||Flores, Nina M.|
|Commitee:||Davis, Shametrice, Rease Miles, La'Tonya|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 58/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Education Policy, Hispanic American studies, Higher education|
|Keywords:||Family, First-generation, Intersectionality, Latina, Mentorship, Undergraduate students|
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