Campus Units

Education, School of, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2019

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Latinos and Education

DOI

10.1080/15348431.2019.1648269

Abstract

Latina students are enrolling in postsecondary education in high numbers, yet their enrollment in engineering fields remains low. Part of the challenge Latina students face is a struggle to develop a strong professional identity as an engineer. Using a phenomenological approach, this study examined the experiences of undergraduate Latina engineering students. Researchers used a four-step process to understand the meaning-making process of identity formation. Latina engineering students developed professional identities through interactions with family members, engagement with identity-based organizations, and in relation to their other identities. Implications include the need to enhance family involvement, provide organizational support, and consider intersecting identities.

Comments

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the Journal of Latinos and Education in 2019, available online at DOI: 10.1080/15348431.2019.1648269. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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