Date Approved

7-20-2017

Embargo Period

7-20-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA Higher Education

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Sisco, Burton R.

Second Advisor

Walpole, MaryBeth

Subject(s)

Hispanic American college students; Marginality, Social

Disciplines

Higher Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine whether Latino/a students at Rowan University felt as though they mattered. The subjects in this study consisted of undergraduate, full-time and part-time students at Rowan University enrolled during the 2014 Spring semester. Data were collected using the College Mattering Inventory, which consisted of 29 Likert scale items. The findings of this study revealed that Latina/o students at Rowan University generally have positive attitudes toward mattering in the subscales. Latina/o students at Rowan University reported the lowest levels of mattering in the general college mattering sub-scale and the Mattering to Students sub-scale. Overall there were only marginal differences in the mean scores of the study of Rowan University business transfer students by Johnston (2014), Rowan University residential students by McGuire (2012) and those of Rowan University Latina/o students.

Comments

"Yo Importo" is Spanish for "I Matter"

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