Mexican American Adolescents Perceptions of a Pro-College Culture Academic Article uri icon


  • Three focus groups of ninth-grade Mxican American students explored the factors contributing to a pro-college culture. The students participated in the federal initiative program called Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. Analysis revealed specific student, family, peer, and school personnel influences toward a pro-college culture. The focus groups allowed for examining differences between the groups of students at varying risk of not attending college. Implications for school personnel are discussed.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Hispanic Higher Education

author list (cited authors)

  • Castillo, L. G., Conoley, C. W., Cepeda, L. M., Ivy, K. K., & Archuleta, D. J.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Castillo, Linda G||Conoley, Collie W||Cepeda, Lisa M||Ivy, Karen K||Archuleta, Debra J

publication date

  • January 2010