Motivating Factors for Latinas Earning a Family Studies Baccalaureate Degree at a University Extended Campus

Aryca Arizaga Marrón, Gaye Luna

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The researchers studied motivating factors of Latinas studying at a university extended campus. Using mixed-methods, the following research question was investigated: What cultural, familial, and financial factors motivate Latinas to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a rural border extended campus? Study participants were Latina family studies students attending an extended campus of a university within a southwestern rural border community. Findings yielded familial factors to have the greatest impact on motivations, followed by financial factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Hispanic Higher Education
StateAccepted/In press - Jun 1 2018



  • baccalaureate
  • border
  • education
  • extended campus
  • Latino/a
  • rural
  • university

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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