Seguir Adelante: Motivational Qualities of Mexican-American Men Who Achieved a PhD
Date of Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The United States is currently facing numerous problems throughout the educational system, from elementary school to higher education. These problems include lack of resources, teaching effectiveness, educational quality and equity. It is apparent that of the severe inequities in our educational system, some groups in our society show disproportionately low rates of educational achievement and participation in higher education. Mexican-Americans are of particular interest due to their growing representation in the United States population. The number of Mexican-American men enrolling in college and completing college degrees is steadily decreasing. The purpose of this study is to explore the perceived motivations of nine Mexican-American males in seeking and completing a doctoral degree. By examining the intensity, direction, and persistence of these men who have completed a terminal degree, educators can learn more about these trends that effect this population.
Zendejas, Raul, "Seguir Adelante: Motivational Qualities of Mexican-American Men Who Achieved a PhD" (2013). Theses & Dissertations. 284.