ERIC Number: EJ1023126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
The Influence of Techno-Capital and Techno-Disposition on the College-Going Processes of Latina/O College Students in Central Texas
Lu, Charles; Straubhaar, Joseph D.
Learning, Media and Technology, v39 n2 p184-198 2014
Latina/o students are one of the least likely populations to access technology and possess the techno-capital necessary to succeed in postsecondary education. This phenomenological qualitative research study used interviews with 20 Latina/o college students in Central Texas to examine how techno-capital and techno-disposition interact in complex ways to influence their college-going processes. Preliminary findings suggest that Latina/o students held varying levels of cognizance about the digital gap that were heavily dependent upon their socioeconomic backgrounds, that techno-disposition could be leveraged to access and attain more techno-capital, and that gender differences exist between how Latina/o students think about, approach, and utilize technology in their college experiences.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Phenomenology, Higher Education, Socioeconomic Background, Computer Attitudes, Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Computer Literacy, Semi Structured Interviews, Gender Differences, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas