Interviews with Hispanic Women Leaders: A Sociological Study

Author: Campbell, Natalia
Year:2012
Pages:272
ISBN:0-7734-2941-7
978-0-7734-2941-3
Price:199.95
A book that uses firsthand interviews with Hispanic women leaders to better understand how they obtained professional success in the United States. It examines what barriers they overcame, and what strategies they used to get by obstacles. There are twelve Hispanic women in leadership positions in academia, government, and private sector employment who provide rich data for this study.

The results of this study prove that there are key ingredients to success in life. Hard work, family support, self-respect, determination, goal-orientation, helped these people to accomplish their career aspirations.

Reviews

“Hispanic females will understand through their own voices the true power of the family as a catalyst for transformation.”

-Prof. Cynthia J. Norris,
Lincoln Memorial University


“The discovery of the absence of a ‘glass ceiling’ for Hispanic women represents a milestone in research and begs further study.”

-Prof. Talbot W. Rogers,
Lincoln Memorial University


“Full of unique information that adds to the literature, and little research has been done in this area.”

-Prof. Amanda Reece,
University of Phoenix

Table of Contents

Abstract
Foreword by Cynthia Norris
Introduction
Need for the Study
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Limitations and Delimitations of the Study
Researcher’s Position
Chapter One – Literature Review
Background of the Problem
Traditions and Values
Mentoring
Hispanic Women Developing Leadership
Summary

Chapter Two – Research Methodology
Introduction
Research Questions
Restatement of the Problem
Research and Design: Theoretical Rationale
Brief History of Phenomenological Research
Selection of Hermeneutical Approach
Population and Sample
Limitations
Delimitations of the Study
Validity
Instrument and Design
Data Collection Procedures
Data Analysis
Ethics
Summary

Chapter Three – Results
Introduction
Description of the Participants

Thematical Narratives
Family
Winner Mentality
Self-Confidence
Self-Determination
Goal-Oriented
Strong Belief that Hispanics Have Opportunities
Religious Beliefs, Spirituality, Luck
Desire to Give Back to the Community
Keeping Hispanic Roots
Mentoring for Hispanics
Reinstatement of Purpose
Summary of Analysis of Data
Summary of Findings
Summary

Chapter Four – Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations
Introduction
Analysis of Data Summary
Conclusions
Contributions to the Literature and Implications
Appendices
References
Index