Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Resiliency in academically successful Latina doctoral students: Implications for advocacy
by Fuerth, Katherine M., Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2008, 180; 3376240
Abstract (Summary)

Research indicates that the Latina/o population is growing in the United States, and more Latina/os are attending college, many do not continue their education beyond the undergraduate level, much less beyond the Master’s level. Latinas in particular continue to be underrepresented in professional roles due to the small number of Latinas who obtain doctoral degrees. Although many Latinas do not continue their education or drop-out throughout their graduate schooling, some Latinas do thrive forward and are academically successful. This study aimed at identifying elements that fostered resiliency in academically successful Latina doctoral students, as well as identifying challenges or barriers that some Latinas experience. Findings indicate some support for Bernard’s resiliency theory, while also providing implications for advocacy for Latina doctoral students.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Exum, Herbert A., Henry, Wilma J.
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School: University of South Florida
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 70/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Womens studies, School counseling, Hispanic American studies, Higher education
Keywords: Academically successful, Advocacy, College, Doctoral students, Education, Female, Hispanic, Latina, Qualitative, Resilience, Student
Publication Number: 3376240
ISBN: 9781109406016
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