Values, Beliefs, and Characteristics of Hispanic Students at One Urban Southwestern University

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The problem of this study concerns the values, beliefs, and characteristics of Hispanic students attending a large urban southwestern university. The study is qualitative and utilizes the constant comparative research method. Data is gathered from interviews with 21 Hispanic students, campus surveys, university records, a census report, and observation of campus activities. The literature review spans organizational culture, campus culture and subcultures, as well as studies regarding Hispanic students. The findings introduce the students and report their perspectives in both their own words and in summarized themes for each research question. In summary, Hispanic students and their college experiences are ... continued below

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Gaede, Laurelyn I. (Laurelyn Irving) May 1994.

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The problem of this study concerns the values, beliefs, and characteristics of Hispanic students attending a large urban southwestern university. The study is qualitative and utilizes the constant comparative research method. Data is gathered from interviews with 21 Hispanic students, campus surveys, university records, a census report, and observation of campus activities. The literature review spans organizational culture, campus culture and subcultures, as well as studies regarding Hispanic students. The findings introduce the students and report their perspectives in both their own words and in summarized themes for each research question. In summary, Hispanic students and their college experiences are diverse. They major in a wide range of disciplines, come from varying socio-economic households, have parents with varying levels of education, are surprised by various aspects of college, and they do not all speak Spanish.

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Gaede, Laurelyn I. (Laurelyn Irving). Values, Beliefs, and Characteristics of Hispanic Students at One Urban Southwestern University, dissertation, May 1994; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278766/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .