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ERIC Number: EJ1139071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1538-1927
Mentors, Resiliency, and Ganas: Factors Influencing the Success of DACAmented, Undocumented, and Immigrant Students in Higher Education
Gámez, Raúl; Lopez, William; Overton, Betty
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v16 n2 p144-161 Apr 2017
Emerging research has explored the psychological and emotional challenges undocumented students encounter while accessing higher education, yet few studies have specifically investigated the factors that facilitate success once admitted. Semistructured interviews with former or current undocumented students suggest that factors such as mentors, individual resiliency, and the "ganas" to succeed affect students' navigation strategies in higher education. Interviewees suggest solutions to institutional barriers that mitigate the negative effects of immigration status.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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