ERIC Number: EJ1132193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
"El Ojo en La Meta": Latino Male Undergraduates' Coping Processes
Gloria, Alberta M.; Castellanos, Jeanett; Delgado-Guerrero, Marla; Salazar, Andrea C.; Nieves, Cecilia M.; Mejia, Araceli; Martinez, Vanessa L.
Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, v10 n1 p11-24 Mar 2017
As Latino males are entering and graduating from higher education at significantly lower rates than their counterparts, this study focused on their educational coping processes. Interviews with five upper-division Latino male undergraduates at a large predominantly White 4-year university revealed a range of coping processes which were self-protective and that helped them persist to graduation. In particular, spirituality was explored as a central cultural coping mechanism, and results indicated that Latinos hold and understand different elements of their spirituality as a means to manage their educational experiences. Implications for gender- and culture-specific educational support for Latino undergraduates are addressed.
Descriptors: Males, Hispanic American Students, Undergraduate Students, Coping, Academic Persistence, Religion, Gender Differences, Cultural Influences, Barriers, Semi Structured Interviews, Student Experience, Emotional Response
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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