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Holloway-Friesen, Holly – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2021
This quantitative study examined the role of mentoring on 332 Hispanic graduate students' sense of belonging and academic self-efficacy. The results found that mentored Hispanic graduate students reported significantly higher levels of sense of belonging and academic self-efficacy than unmentored students. A hierarchical regression found 24% of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Hispanic American Students, Graduate Students, Sense of Community
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Peña, Jeremy – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2021
This article provides a brief history of undocumented students and higher education, from the landmark case of "Plyler v. Doe" to the examination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. As lawmakers engage in debate regarding undocumented immigrants, states have attempted to provide educational clarity. In addition, academic…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, Educational History, College Administration
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Rodriguez, Sarah L.; Garbee, Kelty; Martínez-Podolsky, Elizabeth – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2021
This qualitative study examined how first-generation Mexican American college students sought support from their families to cope with challenges. Some students had very close relationships with their family members and allowed them to be an integral part of their coping processes. However, others separated family from the coping or built chosen…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hispanic American Students, First Generation College Students, Coping
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Torres, Kelly M.; Tackett, Samantha; Arrastia-Chisholm, Meagan C. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2021
Four waves of Cuban immigrants have arrived to the United States from the early 1960s with the fourth wave still in progress. The changing reasons these immigrants fled Cuba have resulted in diverse characteristics for each wave of immigration. This qualitative study investigated Cuban American students' perceptions of their cultural background…
Descriptors: Cubans, Hispanic American Students, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Andrade, Luis M. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2021
During the 2016 campaign, President Trump promised to establish numerous anti-immigration policies, which heightened undocumented students' fears and anxieties. The present longitudinal qualitative study investigated seven undocumented students' socioemotional states and whether administrators and educators provided sustained positive validation…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Undocumented Immigrants, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Cuellar, Marcela G.; Gonzalez, Amber M. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2021
This study examined how Latina/o undergraduate students' graduate and professional degree aspirations change during college. Using longitudinal data from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, a multinomial logistic regression analysis was conducted to examine factors associated with aspiring to earn a degree beyond a baccalaureate.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Undergraduate Students, Academic Aspiration, Attitude Change
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DeTurk, Sara; Briscoe, Felecia M. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2021
This study explored the social justice implications of the transition of a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI) to a "Tier-1" institution. Interviews and demographic statistics describe a university that has increased its global reach, its enrollment of students of color, and the prestige of the Latinx-majority city in which it is located.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Social Justice, Institutional Characteristics, Organizational Change
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Gavino, Monica C.; Akinlade, Ekundayo – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2021
This study analyzed student perceptions of diversity climate factors in a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The climate of respect, perceived value of diversity on campus, and interracial interactions with faculty and staff were explored to determine their effects on institutional affiliation/pride and intentions to remain and graduate. Results…
Descriptors: Diversity (Institutional), College Environment, Sense of Community, School Holding Power
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Ortega, Guillermo – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2021
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) serves as the primary governing organization for college athletics. The NCAA is now responsible for representing a growing proportion of student-athletes who identify as Latinos. This study examined the experiences of Division I Latino male student-athletes. Questionnaires and interviews were…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Hispanic American Students, Males
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Duran, Antonio; Núñez, Anne-Marie – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2021
Along with concerns about higher education's declining affordability, attention to food and housing insecurity among postsecondary students has risen, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic. In this manuscript, the authors review how literature has examined food/housing insecurity for Latinx/a/o students before employing an intersectional lens to…
Descriptors: Housing, Hunger, Hispanic American Students, Student Needs
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Rincón, Blanca E.; Rodriguez, Sarah – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2021
Addressing Latinx student underrepresentation in STEM requires an assets-based reimagining of STEM experiences and pathways that facilitate student success. Drawing on data from two qualitative studies of Latinx students pursuing STEM majors, findings reveal that Latinx students draw on at least six distinct forms of cultural assets to facilitate…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, STEM Education, Cultural Capital, Identification (Psychology)
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Monarrez, Angelica; Wagler, Amy; Wagler, Ron – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2021
This study draws on the framework of cultural wealth to interpret ways in which Latinx science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) preservice teachers who participated in a National Science Foundation-funded Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship represent their motivation to become STEM teachers. Our analysis of in-depth interviews and one…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Preservice Teachers, STEM Education, Cultural Capital
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Moreno, Rosean – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2021
This study looked at the experiences of six participants and their feelings of guilt. The findings revealed that guilt was caused when the participants put their needs before the needs of their family and attended college. Institutions of higher education may not know or understand the importance family plays for these students and may not foster…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, First Generation College Students, Student Attitudes, Family Relationship
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Garcia, Gina A.; Guzman-Alvarez, Alberto – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2021
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are postsecondary institutions that enroll 25% Latinx undergraduate students, with little emphasis on graduate enrollment. Graduate enrollment was explored at HSIs, looking at trends over 10 years. Descriptive analyses and data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) were used, shedding…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Study, Hispanic American Students
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Guerrero, Alicia; Avilés, César; Ruano, Maria Alejandra – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2021
A free higher education policy was implemented in Ecuador in 2008. This article analyzes whether the effect of this policy has contributed to eliminating access barriers through the evaluation of a set of socioeconomic, demographic variables, and others related to educational policies concerning the admission process implemented in 2012. It is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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