Examining the Cultural Validity of a College Student Engagement Survey for Latinos
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Using Critical Race Theory and quantitative criticalist stance, this study examined the cultural validity of an engagement survey, SERU-Student Experiences in the Research University through exploratory factor analysis. Results support the principal 7-factor SERU model. However subfactors exhibited cultural nuances emphasizing the role of culture, sense of agency, initiative-taking, self-competency, and self-efficacy. Implications highlight sociocultural values and perspectives which define engagement based on Latino students' unique college experiences and meaning-making.