Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

La familia and the educational pipeline: Exploring demands stemming from familial expectations on Latinas' college adjustment and persistance towards college graduation
by Felix, Diana, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 119; 1493017
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the potential positive or negative influences that stem from familial responsibilities and expectations, along with cultural expectations on Latina college students' adjustment and persistence towards college graduation. Latinas face an array of unique concerns while navigating the educational pipeline. The study utilized a qualitative design because this methodology assisted in further exploring the discussed phenomenon through interviewing participants. 10 participants shared their experiences about growing up in a strict household and how it this affected their academic lives during college. The three themes that emerged were: (a) familial expectations (b) cultural expectations and (c) behavioral gender roles. Each one of the themes is supported by exemplars from the participants in the study.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ortiz, Anna
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Womens studies, School counseling, Hispanic American studies
Publication Number: 1493017
ISBN: 978-1-124-60726-9
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