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ERIC Number: EJ1074722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-2998
School Counselors' Perceptions of Differences between Successful and Less Successful Latina/o High School Students
Vela, Javier Cavazos; Lu, Ming-Tsan P.; Gonzalez, Stacey L.; Smith, Robert L.; Azadi-Setayesh, Shaghayegh
Journal of School Counseling, v13 n14 2015
In this qualitative study, we conducted in-depth interviews with secondary school counselors to understand differences between successful and less successful Latina/o students. Using an ecological framework as a theoretical lens, we highlighted differences between successful and less successful Latina/o high school students consistent with individual, interpersonal, and institutional categories. The following themes emerged: determination and commitment, motivation, goal setting, positive behavior and attitudes, family support, role models, school and teacher support, socioeconomic status, and environment. Following a discussion regarding differences between successful and less successful Latina/o students, we provide recommendations for researchers and school counselors to identify studies and interventions to help Latina/o students become academically successful.
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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