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Latino males from the 805: A qualitative study on the factors that contribute to success in higher education
by Mondragon, Hector A., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 63; 1493040
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to explore the educational experience of Latino men who completed a 4-year college degree. The goal is to explore what obstacles Latino men encountered during their college experience as well as what coping strategies helped them overcome these challenges. A total of 12 Latino college graduates from Ventura County were interviewed using an interview guide developed by the researcher.

This study's participants attribute their motivation to attend and finish college to their family support. All the parents of these participants had an elementary school level education and most participants grew up in a low socioeconomic status. Furthermore, these participants' experiences suggest that Latino men can reach their full potential academically with positive support from their families, friends, the community, educational institutions, and mentors who have been through similar experiences.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Higher education
Publication Number: 1493040
ISBN: 978-1-124-61002-3
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