Undocumented Status and Educational Outcomes Among Latino Students

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Undocumented Status and Educational Outcomes Among Latino Students

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dc.contributor.advisor Enchautegui de Jesús, Noemí en_US
dc.contributor.author Herdoiza, Patricia Catherine en_US
dc.contributor.other Mance, GiShawn en_US
dc.contributor.other Tate, Stacie en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-06T19:09:46Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-06T09:00:13Z
dc.date.created 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-11-06
dc.identifier.other Herdoiza_american_0008N_10330 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/13198
dc.description Degree awarded: M.A. Psychology. American University en_US
dc.description.abstract The relationship between undocumented immigrant status (immigrants residing in the United States without legal authorization) and educational outcomes, particularly perceived academic performance and future aspirations, among Latino high school students is investigated. Undocumented status in this study involves the status of students, parents, or significant others. Latino students were recruited from four high schools and a community center. Through semi-structured interviews, participants answered questions about family history, household composition (family structure), school, and future aspirations, among other topics. It is hypothesized that undocumented status will have profound effects on educational outcomes. Results show there is not necessarily a difference in educational outcomes as measured by this study between students with undocumented status or context and those with documented context. However, results suggest differences in future aspirations as well as how students with undocumented status or context versus those without such context experience parental school investments, school motivation, discrimination, deportation fears/fear of ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement), and disillusionment. Implications for theory, research, and practice are discussed. en_US
dc.format.extent 68 p. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.publisher American University en_US
dc.subject Psychology en_US
dc.subject.other Education en_US
dc.subject.other Latinos en_US
dc.subject.other Undocumented status en_US
dc.title Undocumented Status and Educational Outcomes Among Latino Students en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.embargo.terms 2013-05-06 en_US

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