Graduation Term

3-25-2024

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

School of Communication

Committee Chair

John R Baldwin

Committee Member

Cheri Simonds

Abstract

This study actively explores the intricate influences shaping the educational and career trajectories of Filipino American students post-high school. Through qualitative interviews and thematic analysis, it unveils the intricate web of familial expectations, financial constraints, personal values, and external pressures shaping their educational and career pathways. By actively addressing research questions concerning the factors informing choices and the process of weighing competing messages, this research offers nuanced insights. It illuminates the dynamic decision-making processes within the Filipino American community, emphasizing the necessity for tailored interventions and support mechanisms. By actively engaging with these findings, this study contributes to enhancing the representation and support of Filipino American students in educational environments.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.30707/ETD2024.20240618063950089525.999946

Page Count

67

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