Obstacles and Protective Factors of Latino College Students: Exploring beyond in vivo Experiences
The present study aimed to investigate protective and risk factors for the college adjustment of Latino students. Consistent with the literature, ethnic identity was explored as a protective factor, and racial discrimination in two forms (online and in vivo) were explored as risk factors for college adjustment. These research questions were evaluated using a path analysis to evaluate all of the relationships among the variables. The original path analysis model was revised multiple times due to a poor goodness-of-fit statistic. Results show that there were small to moderate regression weights. In vivo racial discrimination had statistically significant direct relationships with all four types of college adjustment. In addition, vicarious online racial discrimination had a significant direct relationship with social adjustment. Additionally, the squared correlations suggest there are missing variables in the model. Ethnic identity was found to be a mediator between vicarious online racial discrimination and social adjustment to college, as well in vivo racial discrimination and social adjustment to college.
Educational psychology|Higher education|Hispanic American studies
Rodriguez, Ashley Marie, "Obstacles and Protective Factors of Latino College Students: Exploring beyond in vivo Experiences" (2020). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI27829541.