Predictors of College Enrollment Among Latinx High School Students

Mayra L. Sanchez Gonzalez, Linda G. Castillo, Marcia L. Montague, Patricia S. Lynch

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Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between psychocultural, sociocultural, college knowledge, and citizenship status factors on Latinx high school students’ college enrollment. Participants included 307 Latinx ninth-grade students enrolled across four high schools in central Texas that were followed post–high school graduation. Results indicated that only receiving-culture acquisition and college knowledge were statistically significant predictors of college enrollment. Researchers provide implications for counselors and psychologists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-421
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Hispanic Higher Education
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Latinx college enrollment
  • acculturation
  • college enrollment
  • heritage-culture retention
  • receiving-culture acquisition
  • undocumented

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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