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influence were reduced to one map. This hand-drawn map was used to create a supermap that
included all four influences on a single paper. I drew the final mind map for each influence on a
single 1 1xl 7 piece of paper and taped three other pieces of paper to the original sheet to form a
large poster. The research participant's name was positioned at the axis of the four sheets of
paper. For example, the first supermap was labeled the Family Doctor's Success.
Concepts on each map were color coded based on themes that emerged from the
interview sessions. Where concepts seemed to overlap, I color coded the nodes on the concept
with multiple colors. Table 1 indicates the colors used for each concept.
Color Coding of Concepts Related to Latino Student Success
Educational system Orange
Personal perceptions and goals Flesh
Note: Concepts were determined using Padilla's unfolding matrix
After color coding was completed, I counted the number of times each color appeared on
the supermap, creating categories which resulted in themes to represent overarching concepts in
each participant's life based on the number of times a color appeared on the supermap. These
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