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ERIC Number: EJ1155737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1538-1927
Birds of a Feather Do Not Always Flock Together: A Critical Analysis of Latina Engineers and Their Involvement in Student Organizations
Banda, Rosa M.; Flowers, Alonzo M., III
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v16 n4 p359-374 Oct 2017
While an abundance of literature addresses undergraduate students' lack of success in engineering programs, fewer studies examine the persistence of minority females, especially of Latinas. This study employed a qualitative method of inquiry to gain insight into the reasons why Latina undergraduate engineering majors sought membership in student organizations. Data analysis emerged the following findings: (a) "fulfilling academic and social needs", (b) "seeking a sense of belonging", and (c) "choosing not to coalesce on the basis of race". The categorization of the aforementioned broad themes provides greater insight into the reasons why Latinas sought membership in certain student organizations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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