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Abstract Title: Explicating the goal contents of Latinx female physics students
Abstract: Latinas in physics experience multiple marginalization due to the intersection of their ethnicity and gender, thus it is important for the physics community to focus support and help them achieve their success in physics. To begin supporting Latinas in achieving success it is crucial that the community has an understanding of the diversity of goals that contribute to their overall success in physics. With this qualitative study we used interviews to explore the goals expressed by 20 undergraduate and graduate students who identify as Latinas across the United States. Guided by Motivational Systems Theory, we present the goals participants had in common (e.g. resource provisions and social responsibilities) as well as the different goals they emphasized (e.g. emphasis on affective goals versus integrative social relationship goals). These goal contents provide a more nuanced level of detail to goal orientations held by Latinas in physics and serve as examples of the relevant goals that the physics community should support.
Abstract Type: Symposium Talk
Parallel Session: Future directions in PER: Reflecting critically on student success

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Brian Zamarripa Roman
University of Central Florida
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jacquelyn J. Chini, University of Central Florida