Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Leslie W Grant
James P Barber
The purpose of the study was to examine the actions institutional agents took to support first-generation Latino students at a Catholic Hispanic-Serving Institution using Stanton-Salazar’s (2010) framework. All but one of the 14 roles in the framework were present. An in-depth examination of the framework led to the creation of a fluidity model, aligning with Stanton-Salazar (2010) and Jiménez’s (2012) findings that institutional agents fulfilled simultaneous and multiple roles. In addition, the data demonstrated that institutional agents’ roles worked in tandem with Rendón’s (1994) validation theory. Last, context and whether St. Jude’s was Hispanic-serving versus Hispanic-enrolling (Corral, Gasman, Nguyen, & Samayoa, 2015; Hurtado, González, & Calderón Galdeano, 2015; Malcom-Piqueux, 2010; D. A. Santiago, 2009) were addressed. St. Jude’s was both Hispanic-serving and Hispanic-enrolling according to D. A. Santiago’s (2009) definition. A conceptual model was introduced based upon all of the findings. Based upon the findings, Stanton-Salazar’s (2010) framework can serve researchers and practitioners alike as a roadmap to advance the academic and social needs of first-generation Latino students. Keywords: Latino, Hispanic-Serving Institution(s), validation, first-generation
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Hernández, Diana Marie, "The Actions Institutional Agents Take to Support First-Generation Latino College Students at A Catholic Hispanic-Serving Institution: An Embedded Case Study" (2018). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1530192466.