Chicana College Aspirations and the Role of Parents: Developing Educational Resiliency

  title={Chicana College Aspirations and the Role of Parents: Developing Educational Resiliency},
  author={Miguel Ceja},
  journal={Journal of Hispanic Higher Education},
  pages={338 - 362}
  • M. Ceja
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Hispanic Higher Education
Using a theory of resiliency, this study provides a Chicana student’s perspective of the role of parents in the development of college aspirations. Qualitative interviews with Chicana high school seniors shed light on the different ways these students perceive and come to understand the manner by which their parents influence and shape their educational goals and aspirations. The findings of this study point to the pertinent role of parents in the development of educational aspirations. 
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