Ethnic identity, perceived social support, coping strategies, university environment, cultural congruity, and resilience of Latina/o college students
The literature on resilience suggests that despite personal, cultural, and
environmental challenges, many students do succeed academically. However, few studies
have investigated resilience or factors that foster it among Latino college students.
Accordingly, this study examined the variables of ethnic identity, perceived social
support from family, friends, and a significant other, coping strategies, university
environment, and cultural congruity to determine their relation to the resilience of 150
Latina/o college students. The participants were 72 males and 78 females from a large
Midwestern, predominantly white institution (PWI). Participants completed a survey
packet that included a demographic questionnaire, the Revised Multigroup Ethnic
Identity Measure, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, Student Coping
Scale, University Environment Scale, Cultural Congruity Scale, and Connor-Davidson
Resilience Scale. The results showed that ethnic identity, familial, friend, and significant
other support, coping strategies, university environment, and cultural congruity accounted
for 51% of the variance in measured resilience. These findings are discussed in relation to
the existing resilience literature and implications for future research are noted.
Dedicado a mi padre Federico, mis hermanos Federico Jr., Valentin, Miguel, Lorenzo, mi
hermana Laura, y en memoria de mi madre Ignacia, una mujer que conoció mi pasión y
creyó en mí.
School:The Ohio State University
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:resilience personality trait adjustment psychology hispanic american college students americans environment
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