Differences in perceptions of barriers to college enrollment and the completion of a degree among latinos in the United States

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Abstract

This study examined the differences in perceptions of barriers in education among Latinos in the United States based on the level of linguistic acculturation, generational status, academic achievement, and socioeconomic status of the participants. This study used data from the Pew Hispanic Research Center. Results indicated that later-generation participants with high levels of linguistic acculturation, high socioeconomic status, and high academic achievement perceived greater barriers to enrollment in college and the completion of a degree.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-201
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Hispanic Higher Education
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Academic achievement
  • Academic persistence
  • Acculturation
  • Latinos
  • Perceived barriers to college enrollment

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  • Education

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