Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Using Love as a Mentorship Practice for First-Generation Latinas in Four-Year Private Universities
by Orozco, Citlaly, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 126; 13425732
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
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
Publication Number: 13425732
ISBN: 9781392097243
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