MA Higher Education
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Sisco, Burton R.
belonging, Hispanic, Latina/o, marginality, mattering, sense
Hispanic American college students; Marginality, Social
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.
Diaz, Alma, "Yo Importo: The Latina/o students' experience at Rowan University" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 2455.