Thriving Latino males in selective predominantly white institutions

David Pérez, Victor B. Sáenz

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Researchers focus disproportionately on the underperformance of Latino males in higher education. In response to this research gap, this study explores how Latino males conceptualized and embodied success at selective, predominantly White institutions. Using qualitative data available from The National Study on Latino Male Achievement in Higher Education, this article elucidates how participants exhibited five qualities associated with the thriving quotient. Implications for research, policy, and practice focus on promoting thriving among Latino male undergraduates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-186
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Hispanic Higher Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • College
  • Latino males
  • Phenomenology
  • Selective institutions
  • Student success
  • Thriving

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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