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Haciendose un Líder

Title: Haciendose un Líder: Leadership Identity Development of Latino Men at a Predominantly White Institution.
Name(s): Acosta, Alan A., author
Guthrie, Kathy L., professor directing dissertation
Ueno, Koji, university representative
Jones, Tamara Bertrand, committee member
Perez-Felkner, Lara, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Education, degree granting college
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Doctoral Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (170 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Research on college student leadership is evolving, with more scholars studying the influence of social identities on the development of student leaders. Gaps exist in the literature on how race influences leadership identity development for many social identities in numerous institutional contexts, including for Latino men at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). Using a case study methodology, this dissertation studied the influence of race on the leadership identity development of Latino men at a PWI at Southeastern University using the Leadership Identity Development (LID) Model (Komives et al., 2005) and Ferdman and Gallegos’s (2001) Latino Orientations as a conceptual framework. The study also used Latino Critical Theory (LatCrit) to honor the voices and experiences of the participants and disrupt the dominant narrative on leadership identity development for college students. A sample of 13 Latino men at a PWI in the Southeastern U.S. were selected and interviewed. Though the participants indicated their racial identity did not influence their views of themselves as leaders, they did share their respective cultures (Mexican, Colombian, Puerto Rican, etc.) did have an influence on how they saw themselves as leaders. Based on the themes that emerged, the study illustrated a merged leadership identity development process for Latino men at SU. The LID Model was mostly applicable to participants, with Yosso’s (2005) cultural wealth and cultural heritage identified as missing components in the Developmental Influences and Developing Self categories, respectively.
Identifier: FSU_FALL2017_Acosta_fsu_0071E_14131 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: September 20, 2017.
Keywords: Higher Education, Latino, Leadership
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Kathy L. Guthrie, Professor Directing Dissertation; Koji Ueno, University Representative; Tamara Bertrand Jones, Committee Member; Lara Perez-Felkner, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Education, Higher
Hispanic Americans
Study and teaching
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Host Institution: FSU

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Acosta, A. A. (2017). Haciendose un Líder: Leadership Identity Development of Latino Men at a Predominantly White Institution. Retrieved from