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Title:Mentoring Mexican-American College Women: A Study of the Role of Race/Ethnicity in Shaping Mentoring Relationships and Experiences
Author(s):Vargas, Jasmine Patron
Contributor(s):Soltero, Ana
Subject(s):Human Development & Family Studies
Abstract:Research indicates that mentoring has a positive impact on one’s career and educational trajectory and is noted as one of the most critical resources for academic success. Specifically, mentoring has been shown to be relevant for the career experiences and advancement of individuals from particular groups, such as women and members of marginalized racial and ethnic groups. Furthermore, some studies also suggest that mentoring relationships, in which mentors and mentees share similar attributes, such as racial or ethnic identification, may contribute to more positive mentoring experiences. But do such findings also apply to the mentoring relationships and experiences of college students? This qualitative study examines the mentoring relationships and experiences of Mexican-American young college women. Through in-depth interviews, this study explores if and how shared racial/ethnic identification in a mentoring relationship shapes the educational experiences of young Mexican American women currently enrolled in college.
Issue Date:2016
Publisher:Office of Minority Student Affairs
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 Jasmine Patron Vargas
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-03-29

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  • TRiO - Vol. 2, no.1 2016
    The TRiO McNair journal is a culmination of research conducted by student scholars and their facutly representatives through the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program.

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