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ERIC Number: ED570203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 161
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3398-0389-0
The Underrepresentation of Latinos in Public Higher Education in Tennessee: A Case Study of Latino College Students
Zanolini, Rebecca Helen
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Tennessee State University
This qualitative study uses Latino Critical Race Theory (LatCrit) to explore factors that influence Latinos in public higher education in the state of Tennessee. The themes that emerged from this study included participant sentiments of connection, disconnection, identity, and opportunities. The participants in this study revealed various levels of connection and disconnection to the institutional culture in the college they attend. This study found that cultural factors and high levels of self-efficacy contribute to the Latino college experience and impact the student perspective of institutional effectiveness. Furthermore, the results of this study revealed that Tennessee Latino college students have similar obstacles, experiences, and needs as Latino students in other parts of the country. As a result, institutions of higher education in Tennessee may wish to model Latino student support services after successful programs already in existence to help improve Latino student matriculation, persistence, and degree completion. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee