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Andrade, Luis M. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
This study longitudinally examined the experiences of four different student cohorts who participated in Adelante, a sustained orientation/transfer program designed to assist students in the transfer process from the community college to a baccalaureate-degree granting university. The researcher found that students positively perceived the…
Descriptors: Student Experience, School Orientation, Transfer Programs, Community Colleges
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Pirtle, Trace; Wang, Xuesong; Brown, Randel; L?ainas, Hanna L. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
This study examined how a special wellness course affects perception of meaning-in-life and state-trait anxiety of Hispanic counselor trainees. A quantitative analysis showed an increase in participants' perception of meaning-in-life and a concurrent decrease in anxiety. Participants' self-reports revealed how their perception of meaning-in-life…
Descriptors: Wellness, Life Satisfaction, World Views, Anxiety
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Torres, Kelly M.; Arrastia, Meagan Caridad; Tackett, Samantha – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
The structure and instruction of foreign language classrooms have changed to meet the needs of the growing number of Hispanic heritage language learners (HLLs) entering university settings. To understand the impact of these reforms, interviews were conducted with 11 HLLs about their experiences in Spanish classrooms designed for their unique…
Descriptors: Spanish, Heritage Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Diaz, Adrian; Corredor, Margarita; Jackson, Donna; Whitehurst-Cook, Michelle; Strauss, Jerome F., III. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
The emphasis on increasing diversity within medical schools is not a new trend. At Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, we made a concerted effort to increase the percentage of Hispanic students in each incoming class. In this article, we highlight the experiences, actions, and lessons learned from key stakeholders. We conclude…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Students, Hispanic American Students, Student Diversity
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Marrón, Aryca Arizaga; Luna, Gaye – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
The researchers studied motivating factors of Latinas studying at a university extended campus. Using mixed-methods, the following research question was investigated: What cultural, familial, and financial factors motivate Latinas to pursue a bachelor's degree at a rural border extended campus? Study participants were Latina family studies…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Academic Aspiration, Rural Areas, Economic Factors
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Orta, David; Murguia, Edward; Cruz, Cristina – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
We query the role that sorority involvement serves in the college experiences of Latinas in ethnic sororities. We find that Latina sorority members at first experience culture shock and marginalization at a selective, predominantly White university in the Southwest. Our respondents were incorporated into Latina sororities, which provided them with…
Descriptors: Sororities, Hispanic American Students, Culture Conflict, Role
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González Canché, Manuel S. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
This manuscript proposes a conceptual framework to reconceptualize college access at the state level, while accounting for the heterogeneous impact different forms of financial aid have on access across sectors and levels. The use of this framework may strengthen our understanding of the relationship between aid and access by accounting for more…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Student Financial Aid, High School Graduates, Educational Finance
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Guajardo, Miguel A.; Guajardo, Francisco; Salinas, Cristina; Cardoza, Lisa – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
This document traverses through a series of genealogical stories that span close to a century to provide context to higher learning, education, and development. The stories of elders help us re-member their dreams, re-frame the process for growth, and re-imagine the possibilities for development at the self, organizational, and community levels.…
Descriptors: Memory, Hispanic Americans, Leadership, Reflection
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Marin, Patricia – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
This study focuses on an emerging Hispanic-Serving Research Institution (HSRI) and seeks to understand its Hispanic-serving identity as seen through the eyes of senior campus administrators. Findings suggest that instead of asking whether an institution is Hispanic-serving, it may be more appropriate to ask about the extent to which an institution…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Institutional Characteristics, Research Universities
Chlup, Dominique T.; Gonzalez, Elsa M.; Gonzalez, Jorge E.; Aldape, Hector F.; Guerra, Mayra; Lagunas, Brenda; Yu, Qiong; Manzano, Harold; Zorn, Daniel R. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
Data from a focus group of nine Latina parents, specifically mothers from a South Texas border region known as the Rio Grande Valley, were analyzed using a qualitative methodology. Grounded in the theory of social capital, the purpose of the study was to understand the perceptions and experiences of Latina parents related to accessing information…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Hispanic Americans, Mothers, Parent Attitudes
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Garcia, Gina A.; Patrón, Oscar E.; Ramirez, Jenesis J.; Hudson, Lisanne T. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
This article challenges the notion of underachievement of Latino male collegians by examining those who successfully enter higher education. Using in-depth interviews, we analyze the way three different institutional types contribute to the racial/ethnic identity salience of Latinos, looking specifically at the curricular and co-curricular…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Institutional Characteristics, Hispanic American Students, Underachievement
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Summers, Connie; Mueller, Vannesa; Pechak, Celia; Sias, Jeri J. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
Patient-provider language discordance is a growing problem in health care among Spanish-speaking patients. To produce graduates capable of linguistically competent care, three university programs are incorporating Spanish language instruction into their curricula (pharmacy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology). We review these three…
Descriptors: Patients, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Revelo, Renata A.; Baber, Lorenzo D. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
This qualitative study examined how Latina/o engineering students, members of a student organization, used their emergent resistant capital in their academic trajectories. Their emergent resistant capital, as evident by three main themes, was characterized as a movement from conformist resistance toward transformative resistance. This study finds…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Resistance (Psychology), Engineering Education, Qualitative Research
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Dika, Sandra L.; Martin, Julie P. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
This study employs the notion of bridging social capital to investigate the extent to which different forms and quantity of interactions with educators predict intentions to persist in engineering among a sample of Latina/o engineering majors from five public 4-year institutions in the United States. Different forms of capital were effective for…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Predictor Variables, Academic Persistence, Engineering Education
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Collazo, Andrés A. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
A model derived from the theory of planned behavior was empirically assessed for understanding faculty intention to use student ratings for teaching improvement. A sample of 175 professors participated in the study. The model was statistically significant and had a very large explanatory power. Instrumental attitude, affective attitude, perceived…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Behavior Theories, Intention, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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