Publication Date

Fall 2022

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Counselor Education


Jason Laker

Subject Areas



The purpose of this qualitative counternarrative ethnographic study was to explore the success stories and lived experiences of six Latino male students, utilizing an asset-based approach and consideration of intersectional identity, cultural wealth, and contextual settings. This asset-based theoretical framework, the Latino Male Student Success Paradigm, was developed and used to contextualize the Latino male students' testimonios of their experiences and how they advanced their academic success. A semi-structured interview protocol was used to invite testimonios from the research participants, which included discussions about their academic success. The testimonios provided insight into what facilitated their resiliency when facing adversity within an academic environment. Conclusions from the study highlight the necessity of understanding the resiliency Latino male college students possess and how culture and self-awareness of their identities are an integral part of their educational experiences.