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Marginality and Mattering - Latino males in higher education.pdf
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition (2014)
  • Adrian H. Huerta
  • Dr. Seth M. Fishman, Villanova
Abstract
Abstract. This qualitative study of first-generation, low-income urban Latino male college students considers their transition experience and success in various higher education institutions. Schlossberg’s theory of mattering and marginality is used as a lens to explore how these students navigate the college environment and build relationships with campus agents. The findings focus on the students’ motivations to attend college, the importance of the college environment, the impact of mentorship, and feelings of mattering as a result of relationships with campus peers and professional staff. The authors offer implications and program recommendations for student affairs professionals to better support and understand Latino male students at their institutions.
Keywords
  • Latino males,
  • higher education,
  • marginality and mattering,
  • student affairs,
  • community college,
  • four-year university
Publication Date
Winter January, 2014
Citation Information
Adrian H. Huerta and Seth M. Fishman. "Marginality and Mattering - Latino males in higher education.pdf" Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition Vol. 26 Iss. 1 (2014) p. 85 - 100 ISSN: 2373-0153
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/adrianhu/4/