ERIC Number: EJ1120814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Status Convergence: A Sociological Investigation of Undocumented Students' Legal and Collegiate Social Statuses
Muñoz, Alejandra; Alleman, Nathan F.
Journal of College Student Development, v57 n8 p990-1008 Nov 2016
This qualitative study examines the role of college in how undocumented students make meaning of their identity through the concept of status ownership. Using a sociological framework that drew upon Kaufman and Feldman's (2004) work, this study calls attention to the social context in the college experience and offers insight into this student populations' social and legal identity construction. The findings provide higher education administrators an opportunity to further understand the connections between college as a certification into a new societal status and the way this impacts students who enter college with the socially-rejected label of illegal.
Descriptors: Social Status, Undocumented Immigrants, Qualitative Research, College Students, Higher Education, Student Experience, Student Development, Interviews
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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