Beyond Getting In and Fitting In: An Examination of Social Networks and Professionally Relevant Social Capital Among Latina/o University Students

Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, Regina Deil-Amen

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Abstract

Social network analyses, combined with qualitative analyses, are examined to understand key components of the college trajectories of 261 Latina/o students. Their social network ties reveal variation in extensity and the relevance. Most ties facilitate social capital relevant to getting into college, fewer engage social capital relevant to strategizing success in college, and even fewer provide social capital benefits useful for planning career/professional trajectories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-196
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Hispanic Higher Education
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • college access
  • college choice
  • college persistence
  • social capital
  • social networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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