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ERIC Number: EJ1174865
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1542-3077
Capitalizing on Interpersonal Thriving: Exploring the Community Cultural Wealth in Latino Undergraduate Men's Peer Networks
Pérez, David, II; Zamora, Bianca T.; Pontious, Mark W.
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, v30 n1 p11-31 Spr 2018
Few studies examine factors that contribute to Latino undergraduate men's successful transition during college. Using data from The National Study on Latino Male Achievement in Higher Education, this study integrated two asset-based theories--Schreiner's (2010) thriving quotient and Yosso's (2005) community cultural wealth framework--to understand how participants experienced interpersonal thriving. Latino undergraduate men shared how they used different forms of capital to cope with microaggressions that diminished their social connectedness. Additionally, participants leveraged social capital they accrued from Latino and non-Latino peer networks to sustain their cultural wealth and to exercise diverse citizenship by supporting other marginalized communities. Implications for research and practice focus on increasing Latino undergraduate men's success by capitalizing on the knowledge, skills, and resources they possess and use to foster interpersonal thriving.
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-6229; Fax: 803-777-4699; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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